Originally posted by hopscotch
Oh, I'm pretty sure that most Liverpool supporters have long since given up hope of winning the league, we're hopelessly underfunded this year.
It's just such a sweet pleasure to make old Fergie's blood boil... beating Man Utd 3 games in a row.
Looks like Chelsea will be laughing at the end of this season.
Haha! "Underfunded"? You've been listening to Rafa's pathetic excuse making for too long.
Didn't ye break the record for most expensive right back in the Premiership by paying 18-19m for Johnson. And haven't ye spent 17m odd on Aquilani? And another 4-5 million on the other 8 players ye bought in the summer. In turn, Chelsea spent 21-22 million on players and United spent about 20m on 4 players.
So taking that into account, you've outspent the two teams that will actually contest the title by a factor of 2.
Being "underfunded" isn't why ye haven't a hope this season! Its all down to the way Rafa likes to buy a player and then show absolutely no faith in them (Crouch), even going so far as to publically embarrass them (Robbie Keane), offer top players to other clubs (Alonso). These players eventually have to be sold at knockdown prices, and they go to other clubs with managers who believe in them, and do very well.
Taking Benayoun, man of the match for Liverpool by a mile, off against Lyon was a trademark Benitez move.