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Sami Hyppia: Sort out Rafa’s future first

Liverpool are 12 points off the pace in the English Premier League and although the manager and the players are talking buoyantly about turning the season around and of being still in with a shout in the title race, the harsh naked truth is that Liverpool are in a crisis and the central reason for the crisis is the mounting speculation over manager Rafael Benitez.

And Liverpool defender Sami Hyppia is eager to get that particular web sorted out. Sky Sports has quoted the Finnish international player telling The Mirror how he would like the tension and apprehension over his club manager be resolved so that the club can progress smoothly.

This is what Sami Hyppia told the British newspaper:

We seem to be becoming like Newcastle. Every time we pick up a paper, there seems to be something new. But our job is to concentrate on the games. In the football world there are some things that happen very quickly and you can’t do anything about them. The players hope that if there are arguments, they can be sorted out.

That Liverpool are gradually sinking even after a constructive and practical takeover last year and the downpour of cash in the summer cannot be denied. And veteran Liverpool defender Hyppia appears to have hit the nail on its head. Much is being talked about in the British press about every Liverpool match being the last one for Rafa and such speculations would once damage the club’s morale.

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