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Liverpool boss Benitez: My future? We shall see ...

After defeat to Chelsea, Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez refused to clarify his future.

But he criticised co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett, who last month officially put the club up for sale, for creating some of the problems Liverpool have experienced this season by failing to invest heavily in the squad.

"I have four years of a contract [left] so we will see," said Benitez in response to questions about whether he would in charge next season.

"I was talking about the speculation during the last two or three weeks and I cannot be talking about it all the time.

"I won't talk too much about this. Now I want to talk about football. Always in the past two years the manager here has been taking responsibility for everything.

"The reality is that if you compare with other teams in terms of money, power and the option you have in the market so you can analyse carefully and then you have answers. The fans are very clever, they know what is going on. It is very clear that things are like this now and still we have to carry on going forward.

"Next season we have to do almost everything perfect and if we make one or two mistakes we don't have the possibility to react so it is more difficult for us. We will prepare for the next game (at Hull) and then start thinking about things for the future.

"The fans want to know (whether Benitez will be in charge next season) but I want to know what is going on next week against Hull. Now we have to concentrate on another game and then prepare for the future."

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