Liverpool's Benitez: Only Malouda knows why he chose Chelsea

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez gave a short and sharp response on why Florent Malouda chose Chelsea over the Reds this summer.

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"He was one of our names. He decided to go there and he knows why," said Benitez.

Asked also about Chelsea’s pursuit of another Liverpool target, Daniel Alves, the Sevilla fullback, Benitez went on: "Those players are not here but I'm really pleased with my squad.

"Every year we try to sign the players that we think are good enough for us. Also, now in modern football, players prefer more money and that's something you can't control. I think that you must pay the money that you can pay and only pay the right money for each player. We can compete if we want but we want to pay the right money for the right players."

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