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18 Nov 2009 12:36:27

I have to win Premier League or I will have failed, admits Liverpool's Benitez

Domestic dream: Benitez Rafa Benitez would rather win the Barclays Premier League trophy than another Champions League title.   Following a disappointing start to the season which has seen them lose five league games already, many are ruling the Liverpool out of the title race this term.   Nevertheless, Benitez, who brought the Champions League trophy to Anfield in 2005, is desperate to claim the domestic crown.   He told The Times: 'Anyone who knows me knows that I want to win every trophy, every game. But if you ask me what I prefer, I will say the Premier League.   'If I do not win the title, I'm sure I'd be so disappointed maybe I would have this feeling [of failure].' Many saw last term as a great chance for Liverpool to challenge for the Premier League title, but Benitez saw his plans scuppered when he failed to bring Gareth Barry to Liverpool.   And he believes the season would have turned out differently - possibly even with his ultimate goal reached - had Barry moved to Anfield.   'You never know,' he said. 'Football is a funny game. The plan was for Barry to play on the left and feed the ball to Robbie Keane, who would play up front with Fernando Torres.   Been there done that: Liverpool celebrate conquering Europe in 2005 'This blueprint had to be scrapped. The collateral damage was Keane, who signed from Tottenham Hotspur before the Barry deal had been done.   'When we wanted to sign Barry, we were sure we were signing a good player with a very good mentality and the quality to play in the Premier League. The priority was Barry, then Keane.'  Aquilani will light up Liverpool season, insists his old Roma captain TottiBenitez warns Liverpool's owners: Sell Torres and I will quit - even for £100mRafa Benitez boosted with Steven Gerrard and David Ngog set to return for Liverpool's crunch clash with Manchester City I've had enough! Babel loses patience with his bench role for LiverpoolNgog broken nose confirmed to leave Liverpool facing a striker shortageLIVERPOOL FC


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