London, Oct.20 (ANI): Liverpool coach Rafa Benitez has warned the club's rivals that he is still in the race for trophies, and therefore, no one should underestimate the team's potential to hit back.
A run of three consecutive defeats, away to Fiorentina, Chelsea and Sunderland, has heaped the pressure on Benitez, who goes into tonight's Champions League group game at Anfield without the injured Fernando Torres and Albert Riera.
The Spaniard, however, is refusing to buckle, mounting a fierce defence of his squad and its capacity to challenge for the biggest prizes.
"I have some experience in difficult situations, all managers do, but at this time we have lost four league games and people are talking about the quality, the depth of the squad. But again, like last year, the main thing is to be calm, work hard and find solutions to the problem," The Sun quoted Benitez, as saying.
"Last year we were talking about draws and then we got 86 points. My obligation is to be positive because I think we have more quality than we are showing now," he added. (ANI)