One has to wonder if Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez was sending out a statement to the rest of the world yesterday that his club has finally arrived. A 3-1 blasting of PSV, coupled with wins against Manchester United and Everton, have Liverpool off to their best start in some time. With Benitez heaping the praise on his club recently, the lovefest doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon.
Boss Rafa Benitez saw Liverpool brush aside the challenge of PSV Eindhoven and admitted: “It was almost the perfect night.”
It is the first time the Reds have won their first two group matches in the Champions League and they completely outclassed the Dutch champions at Anfield.
He said: “It was a really good game for us with lots of positive things.
“The team continues to win and you can see we are solid and have the balance that you need. It was almost a perfect night – a clean sheet would have made it better – but I’m really pleased.
“Now we must keep on going. We have to play four more games and we know from the experience of last season how important it is to keep going until the end.
“Now we will go to Madrid and look to win against Atletico. When we’ve got 10 points then maybe we’ll be okay.” (Liverpool ECHO)
An almost perfect night? Coming from a coach that never seems to be content, this is probably some of the highest praise Benitez could give his team. While it’s still very early in the season, one has to start wondering if the Spaniard finally has all the pieces in place to make a legitimate run at the league title.
What do you think? Does Rafa finally have the players to contend for the Premier League title; or is this just another “great” squad that’s bound for more Champions League glory?