Liverpool boss Benitez: Time to show character

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is demanding his players bounce back from this week's defeat at home by Olympique Marseille.

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Sunday sees the visit of Spurs in the Barclays Premier League, followed by a trip to neighbours Everton and the visit of impressive leaders Arsenal on October 28.

Sandwiched between the Everton and Gunners matches is their next Champions League trip to Istanbul and a clash with Besiktas.

A tough trip to Blackburn and the Besiktas return are Liverpool's opening games in November.

No wonder Benitez insisted: "We must improve, we must show our character now.

"We know we have to do better. We showed character to get a draw against Porto when we did not play well, and we showed character to win at Wigan last weekend in a hard match.

"Now we must show character against Tottenham. That is our first priority after the Marseille result."

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