"We can challenge Manchester United and Chelsea, but only if the new players settle down and we start the season with confidence," Benitez told the Liverpool Echo. "That only comes with winning matches. The team has a clear idea what to do, and now we must do it.
"I don't want to say we can't win the league. What I say is we must try everything possible to do it, but we know how difficult it will be.
"I hope the league will be more open because it's better for the Premiership."