Rafa given Broughton backing

Newly-installed Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton has backed manager Rafa Benitez to remain in charge at Anfield, even after the club is eventually sold by current owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

Broughton has been brought in to oversee the change of ownership at Anfield, but believes that Benitez is the right man to hopefully lead the Reds to future success.

He commented:"Rafa is a good manager. We want him to stay and he's under contract to stay.

"I think everybody concerned – fans, players and the manager – can all look forward to a very bright future.

"This will make a difference. This will clarify the ownership position.

"What's been hanging over the club is the ownership, the debts etc – so this will be a very good thing for Liverpool."

Meanwhile Benitez has remained calm about the prospects of new investment arriving at Anfield, adding:"It seems the club is moving forward and so that is positive. It could be good news.

"But the chairman can talk about investment and I can concentrate on the games we have left.

"My responsibility is to do the best for the team and on the pitch is where I can make a difference."

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