Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks has backed manager Rafa Benitez despite The club’s faltering UEFA Champions League campaign.
Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Besiktas means Liverpool will probably need to win all three of their remaining group games to qualify for the knock-out stage.
Although Liverpool are unbeaten in The Premier League this season they lie six points behind leaders Arsenal, and Benitez’s rotation policy has also come in for sustained criticism.
However, Hicks says the Spaniard’s record in Europe stands up to scrutiny and that he has no problem with Benitez’s rotation policy.
“We back Rafa. He’s the right manager. Rafa’s rotation has been his policy for three years,” the American businessman told Sky Sports News.
“Rafa’s ability to coach and manage in the Champions League should be unquestioned.
“We had a disappointing loss because we got outplayed by the Turks.
“I think we have our work cut out, but yeah we can qualify. We have to win the next three games.”