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Rafael Benitez: Be positive, we are unbeaten

Last Updated: 1:22am BST 10/10/2007

Rafael Benitez, the Liverpool manager, has responded to widespread criticism of the club's recent performances and apparent loss of form by urging his detractors to view Liverpool's glass as half-full, rather than half-empty, following the fortuitous draw against Tottenham on Sunday.

Although Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League, a run of three draws in their last four league outings has checked the momentum of their impressive start to the campaign and last week's 1-0 Champions League defeat against Marseille at Anfield has left the club facing a battle to progress beyond the group stages.

Benitez's continuing reluctance to abandon his squad rotation policy has been questioned by former players and supporters alike, with some pointing to the lack of continuity as a reason behind the deterioration in results.

However, Benitez, while admitting that confidence has been affected, has called for a more positive outlook after pointing to the progress made on the pitch in the last 12 months.

He said: "This isn't a time for being negative, it's a time for being positive. We're still unbeaten, qualification for the Champions League depends on us and we're still in the Carling Cup.

"We are in a better position than last year. In the Premier League we have five more points than at this stage last season, we're closer to the top of the table and with one game in hand. We just have to get our confidence back because we have lost it at the moment."

Benitez, who may have Xabi Alonso and Daniel Agger available again after broken metatarsal injuries when Liverpool travel to Everton a week on Saturday, aims to use the international break to eradicate the problems affecting his team.

He said: "At the start of the season we were playing well, with confidence and scoring goals. Now we just need to keep working hard. It's difficult with so many players away, but we have spoken to the ones who are here and tried to analyse what has been going wrong.

"It's difficult with the players being away but we just have to manage. We have no control over what they do for the next couple of weeks. I just hope they don't come back with any injury problems."

Striker Dirk Kuyt has already returned to Anfield for treatment, however, after withdrawing from Holland's squad for the Group G games against Romania and Slovenia with a slight hamstring injury.

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