Liverpool’s legendary striker Ian Rush has told the Sun that he thinks that Rafa’s American paymasters George Gillett and Tom Hicks have turned the club into a laughing stock. Yesterday George Gillett let the cat out of the bag and admitted that they had sounded out Jurgen Klinsmann as a contingency in case Rafa didn’t work out, and Rush thinks that airing the Merseysider’s dirty laundry in such a public manner has turned them into a bit of a joke. Rush told the Sun:
“Now people are going to say the club is a laughing stock. In many ways, you can understand that because this is not the way Liverpool normally do things.
“The tradition of the club — and the very thing that has made them so hugely respected throughout the world — is to do everything in-house. Not out in the open like this.
“Look at Newcastle — we certainly don’t want to get like that. That’s just change for the sake of it. With Harry Redknapp turning them down, it’s just going to drag on and on. That doesn’t help anyone.”
So how badly will all this malarkey affect Liverpool’s already ropey form? And what of Rafa, he has ‘previous’ when it comes to storming out on clubs (Valencia) , and with all this Machiavellian maneuvering from Gillett and Hicks, how long before Rafa walks?