Benitez staying calm

The Reds only managed a draw at home to local rivals Everton on Monday evening.

“We are not feeling the pressure, and we must look at the positives,” said Benitez.

“We are disappointed we did not win. But we are equal with Manchester United in January, we are still in the Champions League and we can make amends for this draw if we win the FA Cup tie against Everton on Sunday.

“And the players still believe they can mount a title challenge.

“It is not pressure to be level on points with Manchester United in January.

“We are disappointed with how we defended against that late free-kick, and disappointed with giving a free-kick away at that stage so close to our box. It could have been avoided.”