Rafa anger over double injury

Rafa Benitez has reacted strongly to the latest double injury setback to hit Liverpool, with Torres and Babel both facing visits to the Liverpool doctors on their return from international duty.

Benitez said:

“I am very disappointed about this because it now looks like we will lose Fernando for three very important games.

“We have Wigan at home and Chelsea away in the league and Atletico Madrid away in the Champions League, so to lose any players is a big blow.

“The initial reports say Fernando is likely to be out for around 10 days and that would mean he would miss these games.

“It is important that we show our strength at times like this.

“We cannot do anything about the injuries so it is up to the players to come in and do a good job if they are needed.

“There are too many international games and the demands on the players are too much.

“Someone needs to analyse this situation because it is putting the players at risk of injury.

“Maybe the answer is for there to be a two-tier qualifying system because there are too many games in the qualifiers for the World Cup and the European Championships which are not competitive but which still place great demands on the players.

“These fixtures are unnecessary and maybe it would be better if the weaker countries played one another and the best of them went to play the stronger countries in the qualifiers.”

2 comments on
Rafa anger over double injury

  1. Its so true because the remaining players dont have chance to prove themselves.but when we have injured players,then the coach dont have choice but to use the available players.that is the only chance for others to prove they are good.

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