Benitez told Liverpoolfc.tv: "During the first half maybe it affected his confidence, but then I could say to him: 'Look, you can score in the top corner, you're not so bad!'
"He has a very good mentality and is a great worker. You could see in the second half he was desperate to score a goal. He was going forward all the time, and I was getting worried because he was going up as a left-winger!
"But for me this shows the character and the ambition he has."