Rafael Benitez:

"My focus now is trying to find the right team to play Liverpool and try to get three points.

"We have to be realistic and understand we will be in the bottom half for the whole season and, if we can be better than three teams, it will be another miracle.

"It would be a miracle to stay up, yes. A game like that is confirmation of what I know. Even if we strengthen in January it will be a miracle if we stay up.

"I like the challenge and we will try to do our best.

"When you lose or cannot win, you cannot enjoy it, but I know it is my job and I have to be sure I make the right decisions all the time."

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