Benitez eyes long-term challenge

Published Add your comment

Football News

Rafael Benitez believes Liverpool are best placed to challenge Manchester United for Premier League supremacy in coming seasons.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has high hopes for his youthful Gunners side and Chelsea are sure to hand their new manager a significant transfer budget in the summer, but Reds chief Benitez insists his side are further along than either.

"The spine of the team is there now," he said. "We can improve a little bit in certain areas but overall we don't need to change a lot of players."

He added: "Stability is always good for any club and because the squad is better it means you don't need to change too many players - and the manager staying is another important message.

"I think we are better placed than the others for challenging United in the long term."

Benitez will be looking to improve his squad at the end of the season, but the Spaniard thinks he only needs to make minor adjustments to his playing staff.

"Now it will be easier," he continued. "We can say (to players) 'come to Liverpool as you will win trophies in the future' and I think they will come.

"We need some quality players to take us forward. If we can keep the consistency of this year then one or two players could make a massive difference."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again