Benitez writes off Liverpools Premier League title chances

December 12th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI  


London, Dec 12 (ANI): Liverpool manager-cum coach Rafa Benitez has written off his teams title chances, admitting that it is not going to happen.

The Reds are top of the Premier League going into tomorrows trip to Hull.

For us to win the league we need Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal to mess up their season. It is very rare that three teams all mess up, Benitez said.

So theres no point waiting for our direct adversaries to slip up, because it wont happen. They all have a lot greater financial means than us, he added.

It is an astonishing admission from Spaniard Benitez, which will not go down well in the corridors of power at Anfield, The Sun reported.

American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett do not want to hear anyone dismissing Liverpools hopes of landing the title for the first time since 1990.

The Reds are one point clear of second-placed Chelsea and six ahead of Manchester United, who have a game in hand.

Meanwhile, former Valencia chief Benitez is hoping to land a new deal.

But he added: For me, Valencia and Liverpool are similar for them to win, the bigger clubs have to do badly. When I won La Liga with Valencia thats what happened, Real Madrid and Barcelona were in transition, so it was easier. (ANI)

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