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Benitez worries team not working hard enough

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez spoke of how he feels his team are lacking in determination after seeing his side go down 3-0 at Espanyol last night.

The Reds looked tired and lacklustre as Espanyol easily controlled the game and with only two pre-season friendlies remaining before the start of the new Premier League season, Benitez is urging his players to step up a gear.

“I don’t think it was a problem of one or two players, I think the team as a whole were not working hard enough,” said Benitez.

“Espanyol were very good moving between the lines. We were not pressing and working together and it created a big problem for our defenders.

“But when these things happen in pre-season, you can change things for the start of the season. We have 15 more days and all the players can work together.”

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