HomeSoccerRafa Benitez is making a mistake by joining Everton, says former Liverpool player: ‘I wouldn’t have gone there’
Rafa Benitez is making a mistake by joining Everton, says former Liverpool player: ‘I wouldn’t have gone there’
July 1, 2021
Former Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique believes Rafa Benitez is making a giant mistake by becoming a member of Everton.
In his newest column for Empire of the Kop, the 35-year-old critiqued the supervisor’s determination to hitch the Reds’ closest rivals and affirmed it’s one thing he’d by no means even think about.
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“Pay attention – it doesn’t matter how a lot cash Everton would have thrown at me, I wouldn’t have gone there, I believe Rafa has made a mistake,” Enrique mentioned.
“If he doesn’t begin properly, the Everton followers are going to go in opposition to him shortly, particularly due to his previous. I don’t assume he wanted to take the job, he’s been a really profitable supervisor, he might go to any membership in Europe however to not Everton or Manchester United.
“You get alternatives in soccer that generally it is best to move on, and I imagine Rafa ought to have handed on this. It’s an analogous scenario to when Fernando Torres signed for Chelsea, however even worse since you’re going to Everton!”
Benitez has signed a three-year cope with Everton and has already taken within the scenes at Finch Farm with assistant supervisor Duncan Ferguson, forward of the brand new Premier League season.
The controversial transfer has sparked a robust response from each side of Merseyside, as could be anticipated.