The inside scoop with Liverpool's Frank McParland

BY foxsports • July 15, 2009

When Rafael Benitez was negotiating his new contract at Anfield last season, one of the biggest stumbling blocks was his insistence that he have more control over the Liverpool Academy system.

Rafa was upset with the lack of players making the jump up to the first team. And when the owners finally gave in to the Spaniard's demands, one of the first things the Reds boss did was ask Frank McParland to evaluate the current state of the Academy.

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