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Rafa: Top four will lose more
11 Sep 2009 - 08:57:15
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez claims the Premier League's top four may have to get used to losing more games.
Benitez has seen his side lose two of the four opening games this season and believes the quality of opposition in the league is now so high that the likes of the Reds, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal will not be as dominant.
"The teams at the top fighting can beat anyone, so I think you will see some top teams lose games," he declared.
The Reds were 3-2 winners over Bolton Wanderers in their last match before the international break and Benitez believes the character his players showed in fighting back proves they have overcome their disappointing start to the season.
Ahead of Saturday's meeting with Burnley, he added: "The team as a team has not played at the level we can, but hopefully the win against Bolton will be a lift for us.
"When you are not doing well you always need character - and the players showed character against Bolton.
"We controlled the game and, although we conceded two goals, we scored three and came from behind to win. That is very positive and hopefully it will be a different situation for us now.
"You cannot win titles in September, so you have to go to January and see where you are. Then April and May is when you will fight."