Fulham captain Danny Murphy says Rafa Benitez has had enough money at Liverpool to turn his squad into champions. Benitez has spent £229million on players and while Chelsea and Manchester City have spent more, Murphy believes it should have been enough.
The former Red explained: "They've certainly had enough money in summers gone by and have had some good players. You can analyse it all you like but the expectation is to be successful - and that's not happened.
"I'm as disappointed as anybody at the way they are doing at the moment. I want to see them do well but they've been struggling.
"The simple fact is that the last few years have not been up to the standards Liverpool expect - and Rafa set those himself in his first year by winning the Champions League.
"I think the turnaround of players has been a little bit too high.
"Then, this year, Fernando Torres was injured and they are struggling for a striker. They have had players who were capable of filling in there."