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Didi Hamann: Under-fire Liverpool FC boss Rafa Benitez will turn it around at Anfield

03 November 2009 10:00
FORMER Liverpool player Dietmar Hamann today lent his support to under-fire manager Rafa Benitez.

Despite six defeats in seven games, the 2005 Champions League winner says calls for the Liverpool boss to be sacked are nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction.

Ex-German international Hamann, who made 283 appearances for the Reds over seven seasons, insists Benitez is the man to turn Liverpool's fortunes around.

Thirty-six-year-old Hamann also believes when the club's crippling injury crisis eases, results will begin to improve.

Hamann said: 'People calling for Rafa's head are being very premature.

'He has been there five years and has improved them every season.

'Rafa has got everything a top-class manager needs, he will turn it around.'

'It's almost the first time in his five-year period at Anfield where they've had a bad spell like this. 'Every year Rafa has gradually improved Liverpool, every year he has taken them forward.

'There are still another 27 games left in the league and while I don't think they can win it after the start they have made, there is plenty of time to get into that top four.

Source: Liverpool_Echo