Liverpool's poor form is a blip, says George Gillett
Gillett became co-owner of Liverpool in March 2007
Liverpool co-owner George Gillett believes the club's poor form is only a "blip" and has given his support to under-fire manager Rafael Benitez.
Liverpool have been dumped out of the Champions League and FA Cup and are seventh in the Premier League, 14 points behind leaders Chelsea.
But Gillett told Fan 590 Toronto Sports Radio that the Reds have "generally played with a lot of passion".
He added that Benitez is one of the top five managers in the world.
Although they are still in the Europa League, Liverpool are in serious danger of finishing the campaign without a trophy for the fourth successive season.
They are languishing in the league, and are battling to secure Champions League football by virtue of a top-four finish following their 1-1 draw at Stoke on Saturday while they were knocked out of the FA Cup last week by Championship club Reading.
To add to their worries, three of their top scorers - Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Yossi Benayoun - are out injured.
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