Jussi hits back at Benitez
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jussi Jaaskelainen has hit back at Rafa Benitez following his criticism of Bolton.
Jussi Jaaskelainen has hit back at Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez following his criticism of Bolton prior to the New Year's Day game.
Benitez suggested Bolton's tactics would not work in Spain and also branded El Hadji Diouf a diver.
It is not the first time Benitez has criticised Sam Allardyce's side and Jaaskelainen has called for the Spaniard to show some more respect.
"It's not nice the things that their manager has said," Jaaskelainen told the Bolton News.
"I think he should give us more respect because we have earned it with what we have done.
"It's easy for them because they can go out and spend millions and millions and millions.
"We don't, we're trying to work hard and work for each other and we have earned a little more respect than they give us."
Liverpool were comfortable 3-0 winners at Anfield as Bolton struggled to mount any meaningful attacks.
After the game, Allardyce also voiced his displeasure at Benitez's comments.
He said: "I wasn't happy with what he said.
"I don't know why he said it, you would have to ask him that."