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Hansen recommends British talent to Benitez by lfctalk
May 16, 2009, 14:34
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Legendary defender Alan Hansen believes that Rafael Benitez will need to secure quality signings this Summer in order to challenge Manchester United for the title again next season.

The Reds have run United close this season, but they have missed out with two games remaining after Alex Ferguson’s men secured the point they needed in a 0-0 draw with Arsenal today.

The Match of the Day pundit reckons that Benitez needs to add more strength in depth to his ranks to match Ferguson’s deep squad.

“The problem Liverpool and the rest of Manchester United’s title challengers have is that Sir Alex has such a strong squad at his disposal,” he said.

“United can play a Champions League game on a Wednesday, make seven changes and the performance level remains seamless.”

“Liverpool just can’t do that. In this modern era of matches coming thick and fast and squad rotation, United have a huge advantage.”

“It’s crucial that Liverpool strengthen but a lot depends on what money is available to Rafa.”

And the former Scotland international believes that Benitez needs to add more British talent to his squad, rather than extra Spanish numbers.

“There’s talk of Valencia star David Silva arriving and he’s undoubtedly a good player but I’d prefer the club to go for British targets,” he said.

“For me, British players tend to play a lot more matches, have more versatility and would improve the current balance of the Liverpool squad.”

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Like who though Al???

Stewart Downing? No thanks.
Michael Owen? As a backup, perhaps…and for free.
Emile Heskey? Ha.
Aaron Lennon? I’d rather see Kuyt on the right.
Kevin Davies? Er…

Comment by lfctalk

jock knows it…….hes right,

Comment by zeid




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