Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez wants Robbie Keane to buck up his ideas.

The Mail on Sunday says Benitez has held talks with Robbie Keane and told him to stop sulking over being substituted.

Keane has been hauled off in most of his games since his £20million move from Spurs and was even denied the chance to complete his hat-trick in the 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on November 8.

Benitez said: "At big clubs you have internationals sitting on the bench. I think Robbie understands that now."