Rafael Benitez urges Liverpool to look to future under Brendan Rodgers
Rafael Benitez delivers his thoughts on the plight of current Liverpool side
Rafael Benitez has urged Liverpool to “improve for the future” under Brendan Rodgers.
The Reds have endured a tough start to the season, languishing in 11th place in the table, after finishing as Premier League runners-up in May.
So I think you have to concentrate on what you did well, what you did badly and then try to improve for the future
Napoli manager Benitez has experience of leading Liverpool to a second-place finish in 2009 before he struggled in the subsequent season, leading to his dismissal.
And the Spaniard says the Reds can’t afford to lick their wounds after their title collapse, calling on his former employers to be “ready for the future”.
“You have to have this experience and say ‘what can we do now?’,” Benitez told Sky Sports News HQ.
“We cannot change what happened so we have to think ‘what can we do for the future? How can we be in the same position?’ So I think that’s the only thing.
Benitez added: “When we finished second I was really pleased because we had 86 points and it still was not enough and everyone went ‘oh you lost an opportunity’.
“So if you continue moaning about ‘oh we lost an opportunity’ you will not be ready for the future. So I think you have to concentrate on what you did well, what you did badly and then try to improve for the future, for the next one.”