Rafa: Reds will be hungrier

21 May 2008 12:51
Rafael Benitez believes his Liverpool players will return next season hungrier for success after ending this season without a trophy. The Reds were 11 points off the pace in the Premier League and exited the Champions League at the semi-final stage at the hands of Chelsea. But after a disappointing end to the current campaign, Benitez has backed the Merseyside club to return a stronger force next season. "This club is all about winning things so we are disappointed not to have picked up any trophies this season," he told the club's official website. "But we will be hungrier next season. Clearly, we are winners and want to win silverware every year. "We haven't done that for two seasons so we will be looking to improve again in order to try and deliver something for our supporters next time. "The key for me is knowing there is a difference between us and the three teams above us and that we must now reduce this gap. "It wasn't massive this year. We came closer than last year. "Hopefully next year we will be closer again, maybe even on top of them."

Source: ESA