Benitez challenges Liverpool youngsters

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has challenged the club's young players to prove themselves in preseason action.

"Clearly some of the young players will be involved in some of our games during pre-season and this is an opportunity for them to show what they can do, although some of them are so good they will play some games with their national teams," Benitez told

"But we have a lot of confidence in them so if they can be with the first-team players and work with the coaching staff I am sure it will be good for them.

"It is important that they develop their experience at this stage of their careers and afterwards we will see but it is clear that they have a chance."

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