Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has admitted frustration with the renewed speculation of a takeover bid arriving from Dubai International Capital.

He admitted: "It would be better if we didn't have this speculation - but the only way we can help is by winning games.

"Then people will start talking about goals and wins. It's a vicious circle. If you play well, people will talk about football. That gives you confidence, you can win more and that will help the financial situation.

"It's clear that in football, the main thing is winning games. The finance is important but winning is the way to improve everything."