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Last Updated: Sunday, 19 December, 2004, 15:57 GMT
Benitez sets sights on top four
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez celebrated victory against Newcastle by claiming he is confident they will finish in the top four this season.

Benitez's side moved to within six points of fourth-placed Manchester United with a 3-1 win.

He said: "I have a lot of confidence. I think we will finish in the top four.

"We know it is a long race and we need to win more games. I'm delighted because coming from behind shows the right mentality and character."

Benitez said: "We had character, clear ideas and intensity during the game. We played against a good team.

"We played with two strikers up front in Milan Baros and Neil Mellor. It gave us more options in terms of movement and we created more problems.

"You may lose something in the middle, but you win in attack. I was also happy with the way we defended.

"All the players worked hard and we didn't give Newcastle many chances."

Interview: Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez

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