Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Mascherano form pleases Rafa

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is content that midfielder Javier Mascherano is over an early-season dip in form.

The 25-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer, while more recently his focus has been on helping Argentina qualify for next summer's World Cup finals.

Benitez commented:"Javier played his best game of the season when we won against Manchester United last weekend, I am happy with his form now.

"He was worried about whether Argentina would qualify for the World Cup finals and sometimes you cannot stop players worrying about their countries.

"But they have reached the finals now and he is more relaxed and playing up to his best levels again.

"What happened in the summer with Barcelona is in the past now and not bothering him. We all knew about that interest, but it is not a consideration now.

"He is now doing really well and back to the very best level he was before."

Subscribe to Football FanCast News Headlines by Email

Article title: Mascherano form pleases Rafa

Please leave feedback to help us improve the site: