Rafa: Kewell will be great
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rafa Benitez was left singing Harry Kewell's praises when he first saw him play.Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has admitted that he was left singing Harry Kewell's praises when he first saw him play for Leeds United against Manchester United.
The winger has yet to provide the spark at Liverpool that made him one of the most feared wide men in England, but Benitez hopes the player can return to his pomp.
"The first time I saw a game at Old Trafford was between Manchester and Leeds and the thing I remember most is Harry Kewell's performance against Jaap Stam," said Benitez
"Leeds lost the game, but Harry played very, very well and caused Stam a lot of problems.
"Stam is a good defender, but Harry was good with or without the ball that day.
"His movement was clever, he was good in the air and good one against one.
"I know that maybe he did not perform to a high level last season, but I am sure he will improve.
"He is a great player, he works well and I have no worries about him."