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The summer so far: Liverpool

by Zarif Rasul

To accurately reflect upon Liverpool’s summer so far, one must look back to the summers of 2009 and 2010, as well as the recent January transfer window. In 2009, the reluctance of the cancerous Hicks and Gillett to release funds meant that Rafa Benitez was unable to sufficiently strengthen his title-challenging squad of the previous season. Benitez’s misguided decision to replace Xabi Alonso with an injured Alberto Aquilani (irrespective of the Italian’s undoubted quality) contributed greatly to Liverpool’s abysmal start to 2009/10, a start from which they never fully recovered. 

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