Riera happy with Benitez

05 September 2009 01:38
Liverpool midfielder Albert Riera has played down his row with manager Rafa Benitez.[LNB]Riera has struggled to cement a regular place in the side this season and admitted to having words with Benitez after being named as a substitute for the opening day defeat to Tottenham.[LNB]"I didn't play the first game because I started training late after the Confederations Cup, like Pepe Reina and Fernando Torres," said Riera.[LNB]"I was angry and had a flare-up at Benitez, but the day I don't get angry for being a substitute I will retire."[LNB]Despite the bust-up Riera insists he has nothing but respect for his manager.[LNB]"Benitez is a special coach who defends his own. I know he is with me, because he said so," he added.

Source: Eurosport