Benitez looking lean and happy.

Liverpool boss Benitez has given the club’s new owners a clear indication that he is the man to move the club forward after scooping the honour.

American business tycoons Tom Hicks and George Gillett were unveiled at Anfield earlier this week and almost immediately confirmed their support for the Spaniard.

And with four wins out of four in the first month of the year, including an impressive 2-0 victory against reigning champions Chelsea, the Barclays Awards Panel clearly agree.

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In a rare occassion to celebrate Rafa’s achievement, the top 4 managers wore liverpool kit as a mark of respect. Things actually went well. There were no mind games except for the usual stares by the special one and Sir Alex during the photo shooot. Unfortunately for Wenger he was too depressed.

WHy? Liverpool was thrashed by Arsenal last month in 2 cup competition but it was not taken into account because this was a barclays premier legaue award. . Hard done?? Well at least Wenger can take some comfort by lying on mourinho’s special tender shoulders.