Rafa’s ranting is getting rather tiresome

Betfair blogger Phil Tomlinson feels that Rafa's continual ranting is getting rather tiresome.

Rafael Benitez has taken a swipe at Manchester City's "money, money, money" approach to transfers at the official unveiling of £17million full-back Glen Johnson.

The outspoken Liverpool boss, whose feud with Sir Alex Ferguson last season hit the headlines, has wasted no time this term in attacking United's cross-city rivals with the Premier League 2009/2010 season still over five weeks away.

Benitez has voiced his displeasure at City's involvement in the transfer market and the signing of Gareth Barry, who snubbed the Reds in favour of a switch to Eastlands.

"We did go back again for Barry, but as I said it is all about money, money, money. It is as simple as that," moaned Benitez.

It seems a good football bet that Benitez's comments have the whiff of sour grapes about them after Barry plumped for City ahead of Merseyside in an £18million transfer.

Why the Anfield boss has to get verbally involved in just about everything bar the Middle East peace solution is a mystery and now it's getting rather tiresome.

He admitted himself the transfer market has changed, but it's alright for his side to spend mega-bucks on Johnson, but then take a pot shot at City for spending a similar amount on Barry.

Benitez said: "We had to pay big money (Johnson), the market is now crazy. It is all money, money, money now. But we were signing a good player, an England player, and that is very positive.

"He has a good mentality, and when I spoke to him first it was clear he wanted to come here.

"Things have changed. You have to adapt to a situation. Manchester City and big clubs in Europe are spending big money, so the market has changed and we have to work harder. You have to do that to stay at the level we are at because of the big money being spent here and abroad.''

Take it on the chin Rafa and just move on.



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