by Rafa Benítez

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While it's still too early to judge Brendan Rodgers, the consensus on Liverpool's post-war managers is pretty much in. Shankly and Paisley? Daft question. Dalglish? Still a legend, despite last season. Evans and Houllier? Both missed their chance and overstayed their time. Hodgson? Oh come on. But no Liverpool chief has polarised opinion like Rafa Benítez. To some he remains the tactical giant who outmanoeuvred far superior teams on the way to Champions League nirvana in 2005 and whose plans for reasserting Liverpool's dominance at home were only undone by the financial misdeeds of a pair of mad American owners. Read more

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