Benitez and Parry declare peace in our time

August 21, 2008
By Soccernet staff

Peace has been at declared Liverpool. Manager Rafael Benitez and chief executive Rick Parry have declared a truce and vowed to 'move forward together' after holding peace talks at Anfield.

The pair's working relationship between the two had been under pressure for some time, with their difficulties becoming public over the club's transfer policy in January, a quarrel that has intensified over the Gareth Barry transfer saga that continues to rage on.

Benitez has expressed frustration over the club's inability to secure one of his main targets for the summer.

But after talks described as 'positive', Parry and Benitez are continuing to work on strengthening the squad before the window closes at the end of the month.

Benitez told the club's official website: 'Clear the air talks have taken place. It was a positive discussion and we will now move forward together.'

Liverpool are currently focusing their attentions on bringing in a left-sided midfielder with both Albert Riera and Stewart Downing linked with.

Parry told the Liverpool's website: 'I can confirm that we had a friendly and positive meeting and we're moving forward.'