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Liverpool boss Benitez defends Warnock sale

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez stands by his decision to sell Stephen Warnock.

Warnock is now with Aston Villa after arriving in the summer from Blackburn Rovers and is being tipped for a place in England's World Cup squad.

"He could have been a good player for us but he wanted to play every single game," said Benitez.

"We had Fabio Aurelio and, at the time, John Arne Riise who was a fantastic player for Liverpool. So we couldn't play him every game.

"When you have a player on the bench who has an opportunity to go, you can't stop this. He was always a good worker and very competitive and that's why he's at the level he is."

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