(Original post by Zerforax)
What do you make of the digs/attacks on Rafa by Gerrard in his autobiography?
Pathetic really. Somebody mentioned that he contradicts himself (in all of the book) and it's the same about Rafa. Since day one Rafa always referred to Gerrard as Stevie to the press. Hard to believe it was "Gerrard" behind closed doors and in training.
He got the best out of Gerrard (and Carragher). They both earned world class status under him, won the CL, got to another final, FA Cup, pushed the best United side under SAF all the way, got ranked #1 team in Europe etc. Gerrard scored the most goals he has ever scored in a campaign, he and Torres were incredible, had Alonso and Masch behind him for protection and a workhorse like Kuyt to his right (who was just special watching live), he played in the best team he's ever played in and even Gerrard himself admitted that.
So why on earth Gerrard would be so disrespectful I don't know. He just likes his Brendans / Roys / Redknapps who throw their arm around you and win loads of trophy's domestically and around Europe. Like I said on the last page, I'd love to read the chapter about Roy's arrival and the influence Gerrard and Carragher had on that selection.
Don't think that "rant", which wasn't a rant, cost Liverpool anything at all either. We went on our best run after that and it deflected the attention away from the thug moment Gerrard had for smacking that DJ a few days before (I think it was a few days anyway).
Going off on a tangent but I lost all respect for Gerrard and Carragher as people (and consequently handed my season ticket in) when they were the ones pushing for Roy to replace Rafa while he was the one fighting Hicks and Gillette on his own. People that say FSG are no good for Liverpool should rewind and remember the state LFC were in before them.
Great way to spend a break at work. YNWA