Angry Benitez vows to improve

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Rafael Benitez has promised it will be a "very different" Liverpool side that faces Chelsea at the weekend before back-to-back Champions League clashes with Group E leaders Lyon in the coming weeks.

Liverpool must face Manchester United as well in a seven-match spell which includes the Chelsea game, the Lyon double-header and Arsenal away in the Carling Cup. It is a daunting task for a stunned Liverpool, who were out-fought by Fiorentina as they lost 2-0 with teenager Stevan Jovetic scoring twice.

"We now have Chelsea away at the weekend in an important Premier League game. I believe you will see a different Liverpool in that match, a totally different performance with a different mentality," said Benitez.

"Then we have Lyon home and away in this group, they are the leaders and it means we have to now win them both.

"We certainly will not be as bad again. If you make too many mistakes against such sides, you will be punished. It is very simple.

"Mentally we will have better days than this. We did improve, but we needed to score early in the second-half. We had the chances but we failed to take them."

He added: "In that first half we did not play well, there were too many mistakes and problems. We did improve, but it was not enough.

"Our mentality in that opening period was just not right, we were bad all over the pitch and I cannot really recall a performance like that.

"They were on top of us all the time, we played badly and they were just better than us."

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