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Rafa Benitez demands more from the players who saved his career

Liverpool manager is asking for more from his players after their recent hit of form. Liverpool have scored 21 goals and conceded only 1 in the past five games – with the likes of Gerrard, Benayoun and Torres taking the stage. Liverpool have turned their somewhat dismal season around through their recent run of form – which to all critics has been extremely entertaining. The Reds have three challenging upcoming games including a trip to Madjeski Stadium this weekend aswell as games against Marseille in the UEFA Champions League, followed by a blockbuster game against Manchester United.

However, Rafa Benitez also offered some immense praise to his side – well for Rafa this is adequate praise:
“I’m really pleased at the moment because we are creating chances, scoring goals, not conceding and we’re winning games. There are lots of positives for me to look at right now,”

“When you’ve scored 21 goals in five games and only conceded one then it would be easy to say that’s enough, but as a manager you always want to improve.

“We have a lot of players still to come back like Fabio Aurelio, Xabi Alonso, Jermaine Pennant, Daniel Agger and Steve Finnan and so when they’re all fit and available we can be better still.

“We’ve a big period coming up and we know that in football one result can change everything.

“Our confidence is high at the moment but we have to keep going and keep winning.

“There are lots of big games to look forward to – starting this weekend at Reading – and we have to show the right mentality in each of them.”

Liverpool have despite early critics, have turned their season and title challenge around. Can Liverpool maintain this amazing rain of goals and form, or is this just a temporary fight to keep their beloved manager at Anfield?