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Benitez states Liverpool captain tired

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez intends to rest skipper Steven Gerrard who he feels is looking tired. The midfielder has already played 19 games for club and country this season.

"Stevie needs a bit of rest," the Anfield boss told Liverpool's official website.

"He was injured during the international break and it is important to try and keep players fit all the time.

"It is clear that Stevie is a bit tired at the moment."

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