Liverpool midfielder John Arne Riise says Rafa Benitez's rotation policy has been proved correct thanks to their late season form.

"It's down to the manager and his rotation," he said. "Because he changed the team around earlier in the season we're now seeing the rewards of that.

"When you have so many competitions to play in it's important to rotate and that's why the manager did it. He cares about the players.

"Now we don't have as many competitions to go for, that's why you're seeing virtually the same players and the same system from game to game."