After drawing 0-0 at home against Everton, Rafa Benitez has claimed Everton are a small club.
What a pathetic thing to say. As a primary school teacher it is the sort of thing I expect to hear from a child in a playground not a grown man.
I would say to Mr Benitez that "if you know your history", he'd realise that size has nothing to do with recent premiership results, or indeed Champions League wins (after all, Everton were denied the chance to compete in Europe after the Heysel stadium tragedy).
Everton and Liverpool have a friendly and long standing tradition of rivalry, but the number of wins in derby matches shows an almost equal balance of wins between the clubs. In terms of fan base in Merseyside itself, many argue that Everton are better supported than Liverpool, but whatever your colours, the fact is that Everton vs Liverpool is a rivalry of equals, which is what makes the Merseyside derby a special match.
I supported Liverpool in the champions league final when they won, because although I am an Evertonian, I respect Liverpool football club. It is a shame Rafa Benitez cannot show the same level of respect to Everton.