Rafa not undermined by West Ham defeat

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Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham United in the English Premier League on Wednesday leaves the Reds 17 points off the pace in 7th place but in Rafael Benitez, they have an obstinate manager who is not going to give it all up, at least not publicly. The Northern Echo quotes the Spaniard as saying that although it would be more difficult now that the Reds are so many points behind the leaders, he can still turn the season around.

Rafa says:

I am a manager, so I have some experience. We must think about how to improve, how to take our chances and to win. I’m thinking just about the next game and I will try to win the next three points against Sunderland. Our next game is more realistic to think about.

But where will Liverpool end in the league position at the end of the season? Will last year’s beaten UEFA Champions League finalist fail to secure a spot in next season’s competition?

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