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Angry Benitez Threatens Liverpool Board
The Guardian, May 25th, 2007 3PM

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Looks like there's going to be a summer clear out at Anfield, after all. An angry-sounding Rafael Benitez, still smarting perhaps from Liverpool's 2-1 loss in the Champions League final on Wednesday, called on Liverpool's board to release the necessary funds to attract the world's top talent or the club would risk losing him. Benitez said Liverpool's executives "talk and talk but never finish" when it comes to signing world-class players. The Spaniard said he knew of "two top-class targets" he could sign right away for around $26 million each, but the window of opportunity would close if the club doesn't act quickly.

"If we don't change things right now and understand how crucial this moment is, we will waste another one or two months on two or three targets and we'll start having to sign third-choice players," Benitez said. "That would leave us contenders to be in the top four. Nothing else. After three years working really hard, we've not progressed enough. I have confidence in the Americans because they say they will back me, but I want to see things happening right now. I'm tired of talking, talking."

"It is the situation I've been watching here in the last few years," he fumed. "They say we are close, but we are not close. We are 21 points behind and we cannot work harder. I cannot work more than 20 hours a day."

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