Burnley bring back bad memories for Liverpool manager Rafael Benítez

11 September 2009 07:51
In 2005, Djimi Traoré, the hapless French defender, span and tangled the ball into the Turf Moor net to give Burnley a famous 1-0 FA Cup third-round win, prompting ridicule and rancour.

Both have long since been extinguished, but the regret remains. "I remember the goal," says the Liverpool manager, now tasked with gaining revenge against a Burnley side increasingly accomplished, under Owen Coyle, as top-flight performers. "It was a bad time. There are bad memories, a lot of them from this game, but you have to take the positives even in a situation like that.

 Related ArticlesLiverpool v Burnley: match previewLiverpool fan Michael Shields freed from prisonBenitez tells Liverpool duo to stop moaning'Big Four' attract flak in global talent pursuitSport on television"There was a lot of criticism but it was a long time ago now and in football, each week there is a different thing to talk about. After the storm, you always see the sun. I knew it would be difficult, but I was sure we could show character. But now our squad is completely different. You are never finished building your team, but now this is closer to being my squad. If you see the two teams, you can see it is much better now."


Source: Telegraph