Fabio Aurelio has revealed that manager Rafa Benitez was as angry as he had ever been with his Liverpool players during Tuesday’s defeat to Fiorentina.
The Brazilian full-back has admitted that the Spaniard berated the players at half-time during their Champions League clash.
Liverpool were 2-0 down at the time, and Benitez vented his frustration with his players.
“That was the most annoyed we have seen the manager, but we all were,” admitted Aurelio.
“We all felt like that after the first half and that’s why you saw a better performance in the second.
“But we didn’t need harsh words at half-time – we all knew that we were not playing well and that we had to be much better.
“In the second we were a different side and if it had been like that from the start it could have been a different result.”
Aurelio admits that Liverpool will be looking to bounce back from their defeat in Italy as they tackle Chelsea on Sunday.
“In football you always have a chance to put it right and turn things to your favour and ours comes at Chelsea on Sunday,” he said.
“It’s a good opportunity for us to get over the disappointment of losing to Fiorentina.
“It is a very important game in the Premier League, against a very strong side, and we have to recover from this result straight away and have the confidence we can do a good job again.
“We have to fight really hard to take the points.
“It’s important to get something against the top sides. We are scoring more goals at the moment but you must keep improving if you want to win trophies.”