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Rafa calls for Reds realism

10 Nov 2009 - 15:46:07

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has called for calm amid the growing storm of his side's disturbing loss of form.

A 2-2 home draw with Birmingham City on Monday evening made it just one win in nine games in all competitions for the Reds, who have dropped 11 points off the pace in the Premier League.

However, Benitez said after the latest setback: "We have to be realistic and think what our target is now. For me it is just the next game, the next point to see whether we can climb a little higher in the table.

"Then you never know what can happen. We did win six games in a row, if we did that again everything would be different.

"The main thing now is to get players fit and see who we have available for the next game after the international break.

"We will then wait for some months to pass and see whether we can win some games in succession. That is all I am looking at now.

"People keep discussing our bad run, but previously we won six on the trot and we have beaten Manchester United.

"It is a question of keeping going. I would be really worried if we were not playing well and not winning. But I can see that we are beginning to play better, it is a question of luck now.

"Maybe people think that I am angry about all this. But when I see the players working so hard, trying to change our situation, there is nothing more to say to them - they are doing all they can."


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