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Liverpool boss Benitez unimpressed by Gillett comments

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is unhappy with club co-owner George Gillett's criticisms making their way to the press this week.

The Sun says Gillett told a Reds fan group that any failures on the pitch are down to boss Benitez, rather than himself and partner Tom Hicks. The fans group are one of many who want to try to oust Gillett and Hicks.

But the former insisted that if the team is not getting better, it is entirely down to the manager.

Benitez refused to react publicly but is less than happy at the club airing its dirty linen in full view once again.

An Anfield source said: "He's not saying anything but it's safe to say he wasn't exactly delighted about what's been said."

Anfield top brass are maintaining their silence over Gillett's comments but are fully behind the boss.

They insist Benitez's relationship with managing director Christian Purslow - the man appointed by the Americans - is as strong as ever.

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