He is facing the prospect of Fernando Torres (abductor), Xabi Alonso (metatarsal) and Javier Mascherano (foot) being out for weeks after suffering bad injuries against the Gunners on Sunday.
Benitez said: "We had problems when we lost Torres and then Alonso. We could not control the midfield then, we also had Mascherano with a foot injury and had lost (Mohamed) Sissoko beforehand with sickness. We will need to check them all before we have any idea how long they will be without.""
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