Rafa set for crucial Reds talks

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez says that he will be happy to stay put at Anfield, as long as he is convinced by the club's plans for the future.

The Spaniard is set for further talks with chairman Martin Broughton this week, after his side finished a dismal campaign with a goalless draw at Hull City which dropped the Reds to seventh place in the Premier league.

He has been angered by recent reports suggesting that the likes of Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres could be sold this summer and was in no mood to compromise when he spoke to reporters.

He barked:"I was in a meeting with the chairman and he was talking about how positive it was and I expect to meet with him again in the next week.

"I expect to see the chairman and keep talking with him. I showed my commitment for years.

"It would never be easy to leave this club. Every day you can read something different.

"It has always been the same situation: I decided to come here because of the fans and the club. I wanted to stay and I would like to stay if everything is fine.

"And if I stay I am not thinking about selling Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres – just in case 'senior sources' say different things.

"It is very clear. The chairman was clear, he doesn't want to sell. The manager is clear, just in case you see any exclusive interviews with 'senior sources'."

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