Benitez ready to unleash Reds

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has hinted that, with only three pre-season friendlies remaining, fans can expect to see a taste of what’s to come in the coming season from the Reds.

Until now, Benitez has experimented with the entire squad in friendlies in central Europe and South East Asia.

The Reds now play Espanyol in Barcelona tonight (8pm kick-off), FC Lyn in Oslo on Wednesday (5 August), and Athletico Madrid at Anfield next Saturday (August 8th) in their final preparations.

Benitez told the club’s official web site, “We are now trying to give the players more time, maybe an hour to 75 minutes, and for some of them the entire match, but it depends on each player.

“We have enough players here and we want to give all of them an opportunity, but the majority of them will play 60 minutes or a little bit more.

“After tonight, we will have two more games before the start of the season and I think we will see some players playing for the whole 90 minutes in those matches.”