Liverpool boss Benitez: I'd haul off Gerrard again

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez says he won't hesitate to haul Steven Gerrard off again after his controversial decision in Saturday's win at Everton.

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"Normally you can understand the reaction because it's a derby and it was special," said Benitez in a press conference broadcast on Sky Sports News.

"Stevie is a key player and I think everything will be the same, in terms of if I need to use him I will use him for sure, and if I need to replace him he knows that it's thinking about the best for the team.

"After talking to him he knows my idea. As a manager you need to make decisions in the moment.

"In this case Lucas Leiva was a big part of the victory, so I think that everything was okay."

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