24 May 2015 19:51:58
Sorry Brendan but this is fact you hold the following records:

Worst start in 50 years.

Most money spent by a liverpool fc manager.

Only manager not to win a trophy in 3 years of being in charge.

Biggest defeat in liverpool fc premier league history.

{Ed044's Note - agreed. Although Rafa spent more.}

1.) 24 May 2015
24 May 2015 20:27:01
If the Internet and my ability to use a calculator are to be believed:


Gross: £230m in 6 years
Nett: £68m in 6 years.


Gross: £212m in 3 years.
Nett: £85m in 3 years.

These don't include agent fees, signing on fees or wages, all of which would presumably be higher for Rafa based on more players, longer time there, and more "free" transfers with associated big signing on fees. Equally they don't include loan fees incurred by Rodgers, but these would likely be small compared to the overall figures.

Still, considering he's been here for half as long, Rodgers has been no more frugal than Rafa, if anything possibly less so.

{Ed044's Note - also Somethng, it doesn't take into account the rise I transfer fees in general. What I would say is that Rafa signed 59 players, of whom I think 40+ never really troubled the first team. Nonetheless, BR has shown a rather odd skill for signing players we don't need and announcing that they are the next big thing...}

2.) 24 May 2015
24 May 2015 21:53:55
Those 40 that never troubled the first team would be my big black mark against Rafa.

As I said on the main site, I appreciate the Academy wasn't producing a whole lot, but only one of the "one for the future" that ever amounted to anything in a top league was Mikel San Jose. And he broke through at Bilbao, not at Liverpool. Not a lot of return there.

3.) 25 May 2015
Hasn't Barragan been playing regularly in La Liga?

4.) 25 May 2015
I think Barragan was capped by Spain too?

{Ed042's Note - I don't think so. Though he had a decent career one of the only few from rafas super 50 brigade to do so