Rafa Benitez remains cool under fire

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez says that he is comfortable in his job, despite the Reds slumping to four successive defeats.

An Anfield clash with deadly rivals Manchester United is next up for the Reds, with a fifth loss in a row likely to heap further pressure on Spaniard Benitez.

He told reporters:"I am relaxed in terms of my position.

"I know how we are working every day, the players know too. In the past we have been very good and the situation and players has not changed too much.

"It is about confidence and winning that first game. If we want to change things we must focus on football and not what is going on off the pitch here.

"We have done extra training sessions, the attitude of the players has been good and you could see how focused and positive they are.

"They know the situation. They know what they must do and they will try to do everything we are asking of them.

"I have been working on how to change things, how to improve. Everyone talks about pressure, pressure, pressure, but we have confidence in ourselves.

"You do not see players happy when they are not winning games, but you must see the responsibility in their faces.

"I have talked with them, the most important players and I have been impressed with their positive attitude.

"When you are not winning, you can be too negative with players.

"When I push the players it is when I know that we can improve and they are already doing well. When we are not doing well we have to analyse carefully and not to push too hard."

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