Rafa: Keane still important for Liverpool

Keane has struggled to establish himself since his 19 million-pound ($26.81 million) move from Tottenham Hotspur and his exclusion from the squad for the FA Cup tie against Everton on Sunday fuelled reports that he might be sold.

"Robbie Keane is a good player, maybe he is not playing at his level but he wants to fight for his position," Benitez told reporters.

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