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Benitez leaves Keane on Liverpool bench

Liverpool striker Robbie Keane was left on the bench for yesterday's victory over Blackburn Rovers.

Rafa Benitez left Keane on the bench and then resisted the temptation to give him a run-out when Ryan Babel took a knock. Instead Nabil El Zhar was drafted in.

The Liverpool manager stressed it was purely a tactical decision.

He added: "Dirk Kuyt was doing really well and I just needed a different option in wide areas. That is why I did not choose Robbie."

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