Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has again confirmed his commitment to the club as uncertainty grows about his long-term future at Anfield.
The shock FA Cup exit to Barnsley has increased the pressure on Benitez ahead Tuesday’s Champions League encounter with Internazionale.
“I have been working (as a coach) for 21 years now,” said Benitez. “I have good memories and bad memories.
“But my commitment to this club is 100%. We need to keep going. It’s the only way we’re going to change things.”
Benitez is confident his players can bounce back from their 2-1 defeat to Barnsley when the Italian champions visit Anfield on Tuesday.
“Everybody knows we must be really disappointed and we want to improve. We will try to do it,” said Benitez.
“The players’ mood is really good, probably better than people expect. My players have confidence.
“Physically and mentally they are ready for the game. We have prepared well and I am confident we will be ready for a good performance.
“We know it will be difficult because Inter Milan are a good side who have won a lot of games this season, but we know that on our night we can beat anybody at Anfield and the players know what they have to do.”
The Liverpool boss also had a message for the club’s supporters, some of whom have recently called into question his policy of frequently rotating the players at his disposal.
“At Liverpool the fans say you will never walk alone and I am sure they will be behind us on Tuesday night,” Benitez said.
“We know it will be another great atmosphere and I am sure they will play their part. We need their backing and their support.
“Other clubs change their players and rotate, but it’s the results that matter.”