Rafael Benitez hails Liverpool after defeat of Spurs

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Rafael Benitez hails Liverpool after defeat of Spurs

Post  IceQueen on Thu 21 Jan - 0:09

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez hailed his side's character after their 2-0 defeat of Tottenham put them back in contention for a top-four finish.

The deserved win puts the Reds only a point behind fourth-placed Spurs despite a stuttering campaign so far.

Benitez said: "The key to the win was the character of the side, I think.

"We worked hard, created chances, and were strong in defence when we needed to be. We knew it was an important game but it'll be a long race for top four."

Dirk Kuyt proved the match winner, opening the scoring after six minutes and then wrapping up the win in injury time from the penalty spot.

It was no more than Liverpool deserved against a below-par Tottenham side, and will be a welcome three points to ease the pressure on under-fire manager Benitez.

Liverpool co-owner George Gillett spoke out on Wednesday in support of the Spaniard, saying the Reds' form so far this season was "a blip", and the Merseysiders followed that up with a determined display.

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