Benitez pleased with Ayala's Liverpool debut

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez was satisfied with the Premiership debut of Daniel Ayala in their victory over Stoke City.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez was satisfied with the Premiership debut of Daniel Ayala in their victory over Stoke City.

Nineteen-year-old defender Ayala made his full competitive debut against the Potters - and Benitez believes he will become a better player as a result of 90 minutes alongside Jamie Carragher.

He said: "Ayala is young and it was more or less his first official game.

"He was a little bit nervous but in the end he was very good. He has to work, have more games and experience."