Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has revealed he is a firm believer in fate following his side’s last-gasp victory against Fulham on Saturday. Yossi Benayoun’s injury-time winner handed the Reds an unlikely three points, temporarily sending them back to the Premier League summit before Manchester United’s dramatic 3-2 win against Aston Villa on Sunday. And when questioned whether the Spaniard believed in fate, Benitez’s response was unusually enlightened and philosophical. “In Spain we say that luck is in love with people who work hard,” he said. “We work hard so hopefully we’ll have more luck.” The former Valencia boss also defended his much-debated squad rotation system ahead of Liverpool’s vital Champions League quarter-final clash against Chelsea on Wednesday. “When I leave some players on the bench, it’s because I think they can be a little bit tired and the other players have fresh legs," he said. “I try to keep all the squad involved. I feel it’s important when you compete in two or three competitions to try to keep all the squad ready. “If you make a mistake and lose the game, it will be the manager’s fault, it’s part of the game but you have to do it.” LIVERPOOL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Ian Rush, Craig Johnston Q&A Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres One on One Michael Owen, Nicolas Anelka, Kevin Keegan Boy's A Bit Special Danny Guthrie Ask A Silly Question John Barnes, Peter Crouch, Luis Garcia, John Aldridge Perfect XI Jamie Carragher What Happened Next? Julian Dicks And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Liverpool players (and others) on Talentspotter
6 April 2009
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