Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez was delighted with the performances of Nabil El Zhar and Jack Hobbs in last week's Carling Cup victory over Cardiff City.

He told "I think it was good that they got the experience. To see Jack playing alongside Carra was fantastic for him, and also for Nabil who scored a great goal. I think that they showed the quality they have and now we need to see if they can progress to the level of the other senior players."