Benitez is "a dead man walking"

It has been reported today that Liverpool owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks are set to sack club manager Rafa Benitez after a falling out between the two parties during the week over transfer funds. Some papers have referred to Rafa as "a dead man walking".

Benitez is much adored by most Liverpool fans and I can safely say that nobody wants to see the Spaniard leave. I am sure that depending on whether he is sacked or not will determine the love or hate relationship which the fans will have with the new owners and the last thing the Americans want is 40,000 scousers chanting abuse at you during matches.

Liverpool currently stand in fifth place with a game in hand, which if it is won will see them lie in second. So it is not to be said that Liverpool aren't doing well this season, as they are virtually level with their Manchester rivals.

I'm sorry Tom and George but if Benitez is sacked there's two less Christmas cards for me to buy.