Sami Hyypia has urged Liverpool teammates to ignore speculation over manager Rafa Benitez's future.

Hyypia said: "Our job is to focus on the games. It's not our business and should not affect us in any way. We have to continue concentrating on the games, that's our job.

"In the football world there are some things that happen very quickly and you can't do anything about them.

"The players hope that if there are some arguments that they can be sorted out. We seem to be becoming like Newcastle.

"Every time we pick up a paper, there seems to be something new."