The press are leaping around yelping from the highest rooftops in the land about the fact that Rafa’s days could be numbered as his American paymasters grow tired of him.
For today’s installment of the Anfield soap opera, Rafa has reiterated his committment to Liverpool, but he is starting to sound a tad desperate. Even the mighty Guardian talk of his “impassioned plea” and call his tone “exasperated” – Rafa said:
“I don’t know how many times I have to say this before certain people believe me.
“But I will say it again because it is really important that everyone understands this – I love the club, I love the fans, I love the city and I am very, very happy here. I do not see my future at Real Madrid or Inter Milan or anywhere else. I see my future at Liverpool and this is where I want to stay.”
So is all this still press guff, or is the press snowball gaining some truth?