Benitez never tried to resolve problems at 'sinking ship' Liverpool

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London, Mar 18 (ANI): Liverpool winger Albert Riera has launched an astonishing attack on coach Rafa Benitez and branded the club a 'sinking ship' after reports of huge rifts in the Reds' dressing room.

"This year has been difficult and he has not changed at all. When you see the ship is sinking and you don't change. I've been here for two years and I know how he is as a person. He's never resolved a situation with a player by speaking with him.

"He thinks he is the boss and turns a deaf ear to everyone else. The dialogue with the players is practically zero," The Sun quoted Riera, as saying.

Riera is fuming with Benitez after starting just once since mid-February and is worried that a lack of games might cost him a World Cup spot with Spain.

The eight million pounds signing from Espanyol added: "When you stop counting as a player like that, it must be something personal. It's frustrating because you see you can help and he doesn't let you."

Liverpool's disastrous season is in danger of taking another turn for the worse if they fail to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit against Lille in the Europa League tonight.

With a top-four Premier League spot also in doubt this year, Benitez's future is hanging in the balance.

Speaking to Radio Marca, Riera left open the possibility of quitting Anfield soon to play in Russia. (ANI)

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