The 2-0 defeat at Bolton might have lead to the national media again pointing the finger at Rafa Benitez’s rotation policy and the problems we are facing away from home, but the man who matters, Rafa Benitez, is more determined than ever to prove the press wrong.
Speaking to lfc.tv he said “After the weekend we’ve had, I feel even more determination for working harder, improving the side and seeing the best from my team, and I want to see the same response from the players.”
“I’m not a manager who likes to talk and talk. I like to work and work.”
With the international break now, Benitez has just six players to work with – one being Robbie Fowler, who he says must wait for his opportunity after falling behind Kuyt, Bellamy and Crouch in the pecking order.
Benitez added “In the last three away games, it’s clear we’ve had more shots than our opponents and we’ve not taken our opportunities. I would be more worried if we’d played three games and not looked like scoring, but because we could have scored goals in all these games we must still feel positive.”
Will the prodigal Fowler be the man to turn things around after the international weekend when the Reds host Blackburn at Anfield? Or will Benitez give former Rovers man Bellamy a chance to break his Premiership duck?