Rafa has admitted that Djibril Cisse’s broken leg has forced him to rethink his summer transfer strategy.
He admitted the club had held talks with Marseille and Lyon about the purchase of Cisse, but the injury will put an end to their interest for the time being.
‘There are two issues here,’ said the Liverpool boss.
‘Firstly, from the players point of view I’m really sorry for Djibril. That’s important. It’s really unfortunate for him, but it’s true it’s now impossible for him to be sold.
‘We were expecting to sell him to Marseille or Lyon and planned using the money for other players. We were talking to both clubs. Now we won’t have this money. We won’t expect him to play again until November or December.’
Even though they wer about to sell the player, Benitez insists there will be no problems working with Cisse again.
‘It was a professional decision and we were honest with Djibril,’ added Benitez. ‘There will be no problem when he comes back.’