Benitez hints at defensive display against Chelsea

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has admitted he is wary of Cheslea striker Didier Drogba’s potential to be dangerous and has defensive plans to deal with him ahead of tomorrow’s meeting between the two teams at Stamford Bridge.

Drogba has had an impressive start to the new season, scoring six times and Benitez has picked him out as Chelsea’s danger man for tomorrow’s Premier League clash.

“People may have an opinion about Drogba, but you can never say he is anything other than a very dangerous opponent,” warned Benitez.

“We must manage the threat he poses and if we can do that, I think we will be all right.

“We will give our centre-backs extra protection if need be and bring more players back to help them out, because it is crucial we deal with that.”

Benitez could welcome back Daniel Agger, who is yet to play for the first team this season after undergoing back surgery. Fabio Aurelio could also make his first League start of the season.

Chelsea vs Liverpool gets underway at 4pm on Sunday, live on Sky Sports (UK).