HATCHET MAN: Liverpool's loss is England's gain as wise Lennon shuns Anfield to stay at Spurs

20 March 2009 01:52
Thankfully Aaron Lennon has not allowed his head to be turned by the latest talkof a move to Liverpool[LNB].[LNB]As flattering as it might be for a young player to have a club with such a richhistory covet your signature, leaving Tottenham[LNB]for Anfield this summer wouldhave been a disastrous move.[LNB]Liverpool under Rafael Benitez are no abreeding ground for wingers because the Spaniard prefers his goal-shy strikersto do the work out wide.[LNB] Wing wizard: Aaron Lennon (left) of Tottenham is beats Blackburn's Martin Olsson [LNB]They are not a team either for players who thrive on the stability of a regularplace under the guidance of a manager who offers them support when things don'tgo to plan.[LNB]Look what happened to Robbie Keane at Liverpool.He may play in a different position but his dream move turned into a nightmarebecause of the way Benitez operates.[LNB]   More from Hatchet Man... HATCHET MAN: Anorexic West Ham can't afford anything, least of all to keep on winning[LNB]20/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Here's Jonny... Well, Michael Owen actually but the Newcastle striker is just as fragile[LNB]20/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Villa boss O'Neill must play Gabby at Liverpool or risk letting fans win and Champions League bid fail[LNB]20/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Relief as Rafa pens new deal but it isn't Liverpool breathing a sigh[LNB]19/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Sir Alex's recruitment drive is bad news for Villa and Everton[LNB]19/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Boy in the hood Fabregas needs to leave Arsenal and find a manager who won't put up with his tantrums[LNB]19/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Palace look set for mid-table mediocrity so Warnock blames West Ham, Scudamore and refs[LNB]18/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Emirates spat proves Wenger and Brown are a disgrace to their profession[LNB]18/03/09 VIEW FULL ARCHIVE[LNB] His cold management style has to be the last thing an exceptionally talented butinconsistent winger such as Lennon needs.[LNB]Confidence is at least as important to being successful in his position as it isto a striker and he will be given the environment to gain that at Spurs.[LNB]The complete opposite to Benitez, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is renowned forhis man-management skills and is perfectly placed to help Lennon fulfil hisenormous potential.[LNB]The 21-year-old wants to become an England regular and hisimprovements this season have made him shine brightly on the radar of FabioCapello.[LNB]Well done, Lennon, for having the sense to stay at Spurs. The five-year contract he signed today indicates that he is serious about his international aspirations.[LNB] [LNB]  

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