Liverpool boss Benitez: Barcelona result won’t effect summer plans

He said: “This game will not effect what happens in the summer on its own.

“You cannot make decisions on just one game, you know them all season and should not judge on one game.

“This now is a really important game for us. The team was doing a very good job but then we drew with Everton, lost at Newcastle and now against Manchester United.

“That means we cannot talk about the title. The target is to finish in the top four and be sure we are in the Champions League next season while progressing further in this season’s competition.

“We are a team that creates a lot, does not score a lot, but does not concede a lot. So this time the key is if we score first against Barcelona.”