"When I signed, Rafa told me that I should be prepared to be rotated," he told liverpoolfc.tv. "Liverpool have a 23-player squad, and 20 of them are national-team players.
"Everyone wants to play and everyone knows how to play. But the coach is doing the right thing by giving us rests. He wants us to play 50 or 60 games at the highest level per season, not 20. This is why over the last five games our squad has been changed four times. The results show that Benitez is right."