Rafa positive on Broughton appointment

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez says he believes the appointment of Martin Broughton as chairman is positive news for the club, but insists he is concentrating on the football.

Broughton will take over the chairman duties from the club’s owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett, who this week announced their intentions to sell the club.

Broughton has already announced his backing of Benitez, who has come under immense pressure this season following bad results on the field.

Whilst Benitez believes this week’s events are good for the club, he says he is focussing on his own task in hand – starting with Monday night’s Premier League clash with West Ham at Anfield.

He said, “We have a new chairman and he’s in charge of all these issues. At this moment, for me as a manager, I have to focus on the West Ham game.

“I think the club is moving forward and that’s positive.

“It could be positive, we will see – but at this moment we have important games to play. We have West Ham on Monday and after that the Europa League against Atletico Madrid.