Benitez calls for 'realism' at Liverpool

Rafael Benitez has for the first time played down Liverpool's title dreams and asked for "realism" as the club fight to end a run of disastrous results.

Benitez hoping luck has changed

Maybe Rafael Benitez will look back on Liverpool's fortunate 2-2 draw with Birmingham last night at Anfield as the moment his luck changed.

Liverpool saved from humiliation by Gerrard

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'Cheat' Ngog saves point as Liverpool falter again

Reds striker accused of diving to win penalty on another bleak night for Benitez

Benitez holds Champions League crisis talks

Rafael Benitez has held talks with his Liverpool bosses over the implications if the club fail to reach the last 16 of this season's Champions League.

Benitez ponders Torres and Gerrard surgery

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez will not rush to decide whether Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard should have operations.

Liverpool face test of squad and character

Benitez must juggle depleted resources to achieve another backs-to-the-wall victory

Sam Wallace: Benitez the forward-thinker must stop overlooking clear and present dangers

Liverpool's season hung in the balance, but the fervour for strategy gripped Benitez again

Liverpool injuries add to pressure on Benitez

Gerrard and Torres head casualty list as manager struggles to plan for key Champions League tie in Lyons

Aquilani could make Liverpool reserves appearance

Liverpool are considering giving £20m summer signing Alberto Aquilani a reserve team run-out tomorrow.

Sam Wallace: Is it cliques or cycles? What's up at Anfield?

Liverpool have lost four league games this campaign and are finding life hard in Europe. Sam Wallace assesses what's troubling Rafael Benitez's club as they embark on a week that will define their season

Benitez heaps praise on '£70m' Torres

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Deadly finishing of Torres leaves Brown feeling blue

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Torres gets hat-trick as Liverpool demolish Hull

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Liverpool manager Benitez hails 'special' Dirk Kuyt

Rafael Benitez hailed Dirk Kuyt as a special player as the Dutchman became the third-highest scorer in Liverpool's European Cup history.

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