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Benitez hopes to start afresh
13 Nov 2009 - 15:20:04
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is hoping the international break can be a turning point in his side's disappointing season to date.
The ailing Reds have won just one of their last nine games in all competitions and Benitez is currently struggling with a lengthy injury list.
Five defeats from 12 Premier League games so far have left their title hopes in ruins and the Reds' hopes of reaching the latter stages of the Champions League are hanging by the narrowest of threads.
But amid all the doom and gloom, Benitez is hoping to wipe the slate clean when they return to action with the visit of Manchester City to Anfield on November 22.
"We have to look at the big picture. We know we've had some problems and we've made some mistakes but still we're so close," said the Spaniard.
"Everything will be different if we win two or three in a row. The confidence will be high and everything will be easier.
"Maybe we can start the season right now. Winning against City will be a big boost for everyone and if that happens I'm sure we'll see the best of the team.
"I am 100 per cent sure everything will be totally different if we can win the game against City after this international break. The season can be good if we do well."