Gillett Blames Rafa For Title Misery
Gillett insisted he and co-owner Tom Hicks should have had some return for the £128million they have invested in players over the last 18 months.
But the American pointed the finger squarely at Benitez for the lack of success.
Gillett said: “The money we have invested means it should be getting better.
“Now, if it’s not getting better, it’s not Gillett and Hicks, it’s the manager, it’s the scouting.
“You have to make sure you balance out your analysis.
“There was plenty of money, so if you have any complaints, take a look at the ins and outs.”
Benitez splashed £40m this summer on Glen Jonson, Alberto Aquiliani and Sotirios Kyrgiakos.
But Gillett claims there was at least a further £12m available for team strengthening, with the Reds hoping to end their 20-year wait for the league title.
Gillett was speaking to fans group Spirit of Shankly outside the club’s training ground before the 6-1 thrashing of Hull last week.
Benitez has recently tried to avoid confrontation with the Reds moneymen following numerous bust-ups in the past. But these latest comments are sure to put the fiery Spaniard back on the warpath.