Benitez's future hanging by a thread following Liverpool ouster from FA Cup

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London, Jan 14(ANI): Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez's future in the club is hanging by a thread after their season plummeted to a new low after his club crashed out of the FA Cup after losing to Championship strugglers Reading 2-1.

However, Benitez has vowed to fight on, despite Liverpool being ousted out of the Champions League, Premier League title race and now the FA Cup.

"For three months everybody was talking about me, and it doesn't matter if you play a strong team or not. Lots of people have spoken about me, but I have to just keep moving forward and working hard. How do I cope with the talking and the pressure? I try to do the best I can," The Sun quoted Benitez, as saying.

"It's not the best season. Sometimes you have bad moments and sometimes better moments. At this time we have to carry on and be ready for the next game. We have to be focused," he added.

The defeat was Liverpool's 12th of the season, yet Benitez turned the spotlight onto things "he wasn't happy with in the game," rather than his own flops.

"There were a lot of things I didn't like. A lot of things together caused this defeat, but you can't change the result. It was really bad. Everybody wanted to progress and we can't so we're really disappointed," he added. (ANI)

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