'We must do better against Chelsea,' says Benayoun

January 29, 2009

Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun cut a frustrated figure after Liverpool slipped to third in the Premier League following Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw at Wigan.

Benayoun, 28, claimed his second goal of the season with a brilliant finish from an acute angle to put the Reds ahead after 41 minutes.

He was substituted after 75 minutes after receiving a knock to the head.

"Scoring goals is good on a personal level, but the important thing is to play well for the team,” he said. “I was quite happy with the way I played today, but it obviously wasn't good enough in the end.

"We have to try to play better and must score the second goal when we are winning 1-0, but were unable to do that today.

“We had a lot of creative players on the pitch and we did our best. Everyone gave 100 per cent against Wigan but sometimes that is not good enough.

"But football can be like this. They only had one counter-attack near the end and got a penalty from it. We should have got a second goal before that to make sure of the win.

"We are very disappointed and expect to win these games, and we have to start winning games soon - that needs to start on Sunday with a very important game against Chelsea.

"Every game is important. We have to take three points against Chelsea just like we should have won against Wigan.

"It's important to take each game as it comes and Chelsea is the next game at home, so we have to concentrate and do our best against them.

"I'm sure that we will turn things around and start winning games soon - that is something we have to do. We definitely have the quality to do that - we have a lot of big players like Stevie, Carra and Torres - the next game will be massive for us."

Last updated: 6:23pm, January 29 2009