United in driving seat - Benitez

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Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has conceded Tuesday night's 4-4 draw at home to Arsenal puts Manchester United in the "driving seat" in the race for the Barclays Premier League title.

But Benitez believes there are still plenty of twists left in the championship race, despite United only being behind Liverpool on goal difference with two matches in hand - the first at home to Portsmouth on Wednesday.

"United are in the driving seat and we will see what happens," he said. "If they win it will be more difficult but the have to win and they also have to play against Arsenal so we will see."

He added: "We have a point against a good team and we are top. We have to keep pushing until the last game. It's football, you never know."

Benitez was left to rue a number of uncharacteristic defensive errors which cost his side victory.

"It is really disappointing because we conceded four goals and normally we were not conceding these kind of goals," said the Liverpool boss.

"We made massive mistakes. It is difficult to explain because it was different players in different stages of the game.

"You don't remember any save from Pepe (Reina), it is just four chances and four goals and all of them have been our mistakes.

"The positive thing is we have scored four goals against Arsenal and the team was fighting and working hard.

"We know this has to be the way until the end of the season."

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