Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rafael Benitez: Liverpool Were Always Confident Of Manchester United Scalp

Reds boss insistent his players offered "perfect response".

27-Oct-2009 3:23:13 PM

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The mood around Anfield prior to the Manchester United game was quietly confident, according to Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, who today (Tuesday) claimed that everyone associated with the club, from the first player to the last fan, was sure maximum points could be secured against Sir Alex Ferguson's men.

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.

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