Ferguson Is Behind Liverpool Rift Rumors?

Interesting information has come to light following some investigative journalism on Liverpool Way, as Liverpool rumors of a rift between Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and Rafa Benitez came out of the woodwork the last few days,

Obviously everyone at Liverpool is denying anything is wrong, but according to Liverpool Way the rumors stem from information fed to some journo hack by former Manchester United player Paddy Crerand who claims the information came directly from Sir Alex Ferguson – including,

“STEVEN GERRARD’S future at Liverpool is hanging in the balance, with the Anfield captain growing increasingly unhappy with life under Rafa Benitez.”

“Gerrard publicly insists that he is happy to play anywhere in Benitez’s tactical system. But privately, he feels his poor form this season is down to the Spaniard’s insistence that he plays wide on the right of midfield, while Xabi Alonso and Momo Sissoko play in his favourite central position”

“Gerrard is prepared to put his preference to one side for England – but feels his talent is going to waste at Anfield.”

Part of Liverpool Way’s conspiracy theory is that, in addition to recent pro-Stevie comments from his buddie Wayne Rooney, this is all part of Sir Alex’s attempt to destablize Gerrard. Strangely, this doesn’t sound as far fetched as one would think, given how Manchester United are still looking for someone to boss the midfield post-Hargreavesmania.

A ridiculous bid would be required, as well as the most controversial transfer decision made by a player since Sol Campbell left Tottenham for Arsenal on a free. Gerrard’s loyalty to Liverpool has already wavered once after interest from Chelsea, we’re guessing this one isn’t quite over yet.

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