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Liverpool Boss Says Villa Are In Title Race

Liverpool boss and long term Gareth Barry fan (!) Rafa Benitez says that Villa are the real deal and are in the scrap for the league.

The Reds boss says you can't write off Villa so the league isn't a two horse race between Liverpool and Manchester United yet.

Must admit I think it is already a one horse race, once Man Utd get their noses ahead, they seldom mess up, but hey, we can but hope!

'Aston Villa are in a good position. I think it’s too soon to say it’s a two-horse race. We have to keep going and then maybe at the end it could be down to two teams.'

He added, 'I’m not surprised Villa are doing well because they have good players. They are working really hard and are in a good position, and that makes motivation for each game easier.'

Villa currently lie in 3rd place just 3 points behind Liverpool with a trip to Anfield to look forward to next month. Man Utd are top with a 56 points and a game in hand. Will they crack?!?




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 11 2009

Time: 4:17PM

Your Comments

Spam removed. Col8 [Edited by villan]
Hitman
So, finally Rafa and Sralex agree on something! UTV
andy5759
I wonder if this is another Rafa fact! :D
AstonVillaFC
It means so much to me that such a well respected football expert has noticed us, we are truly honoured! Maybe he wants to buy some of our players for 20m that we can buy back for 12m.
Nimmo
I bet that comment will upset the cess fan's
chris the villan
Well iif Villa is in title race then why we are putting us (Chelsea) with only two points behind you with 13 games (39 points!) to play for.LOL Its a joke.MANU will be champion and neither Liverpol nor us nor Villa will be able to win the league.It will be a fight between the 3 and Arsenal .Well I am relieved to see Hiddink will be in charge against you and I will be hoping for a draw.Looking at your Fixture still have to play us,ManU and Liverpool and Everton I see you drop quite some points
Saimon_blues
don't listen to Rafa - he's going through his loopy phase!
merlin
Poppycock. He'd love to see our demise
medzy
"the league isn't a two horse race between Liverpool and Manchester United yet"........ Yet ? It never was, and for the rest of this season it isn't ! This isn't aimed at Villa imo, it's aimed at keeping his own players from that sinking feeling that they've blown it. The momentum is with Villa for second
Faangler
Mind games from Rafa. Trying to add pressure. No pressure. No one expected us to be where they are (except me!) Yes we still hav eto go to Old Trafford and Anfield but you seem to be forgetting something Saimon_blues, We have the best away record in the Prem. I have to admit to being slightly worried about "Goose" Hiddink taking charge for the Villa v Chelsea game. New manager syndrone and all that. Chelsea clearly have a lot of great players as demonstrated by our game ot The Bridge earlier on in the season.
Adam Deuce
They had the special one last year and we still smashed them bring them on little club from fulham ..!!
B6_COMPANY
dont fall for it people, you know him, hes doin the whole jedi mind tricks thing
AussieVilla
i agree we shud have sold barry to Liverpool fir 16mill and bought him back last month for 5mill. we would have made a nice tidy profit of 11mill
Pablo1978
yr right nimmo, its a big deal when someone of this stature releases pearls of insight in bodymoors direction. so warm and fuzzy...
leftfoot
The Reds boss says you can't write off Villa so the league isn't a two horse race between Liverpool and Manchester United yet it could well become a two horse race betweeen Villa and Manyoo. Raffa needs to keep it shut.
col8
 

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