Reds boss insistent his players offered "perfect response".
27-Oct-2009 3:23:13 PM
Benitez has been witness to contrasting fortunes in recent seasons. Initially it was Ferguson who always had the better of the Spaniard, but Benitez bit back and did the "double" over the Reds' regional rivals last season, and continued that contemporary dominance on Sunday, with a 2-0 win sparked by Fernando Torres and finished by David Ngog.
"From the keeper to the last fan on the Kop, we were not going to be beaten," Benitez defiantly stated to the Daily Mail.
"The players just did not want to lose and this was the perfect response.
"With the fans getting behind the team, we had 12 men on the pitch. We’ve answered a lot of questions," concluded the manager.