The 2-2 draw at Anfield left Benitez rue their missed chances.
Benitez told Sky Sports: “We’re a little bit disappointed, we had chances at the end. But with the problems we had, making two substitutions in the first 18 minutes, to still come back we showed very good character. Until the last minute we were still pushing.
“The players worked so hard. You could see that even with a lot of problems we were winning and even though we conceded the first goal then the second, you could still see the character of the team.
“In the circumstances I thought we were very good.”