Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has blasted TV pundits critical of his management.

Before yesterday's 1-1 draw with Arsenal, Benitez said: "I know there is criticism but if we win it is fantastic, if we lose the criticism continues.

"There are a lot of ex-Liverpool players in the media - but I will explain to you how I work.

"I prepare for a game with 4 or 5 DVDs of matches.

"I watch them without volume so I don't hear anything. And afterwards when I watch our games from TV I fast forward them to see the things I want and I don't use the volume - so I have no problem with what people say.

"You could have 20 commentators speaking and it wouldn't matter because I never listen to what they say.

"I only keep the clips that I think will be the most important for the players at team meetings.

"I don't like the players hearing anything either. I prefer them to focus on what they are watching and not listening to a commentator because everyone has an opinion in football.

"The only ones that matter here are mine, my staff and my players."