Riera launches Rafa attack

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Liverpool winger Albert Riera has hit out at Reds boss Rafa Benitez over a lack of communication with his struggling squad.

Reds winger points to lack of communication

Liverpool winger Albert Riera has hit out at Reds boss Rafa Benitez over a lack of communication with his struggling squad. The Anfield outfit have endured a miserable season and their only remaining hopes of silverware hang in the balance as they bid to overturn a 1-0 deficit at home against Lille in the second leg of their Europa League last 16 clash on Thursday night. Spain international Riera has made just two appearances for Liverpool since January, both of which came in Europe's second tier competition, and he is becoming frustrated by his lack of action. The 27-year-old, an £8million signing from Espanyol in 2008, does not understand why he is out of the picture and is eager for more action to secure a place in Spain's World Cup squad.

Personal

He told Radio Marca: "When the coach says nothing to you and you are well, with no physical problems and training well, you cannot help but think it must be something personal. "If I'm doing something badly and you are my boss, and you value me, then you are going to come and tell me what I have to do to play again. This is what hurts me. "You see that the team are not doing well and there are no changes. It's a little frustrating because you see that you can help. "I've been here two years and I know how he (Benitez) is. He's never sorted out a situation with a player by talking with him. He thinks he's in charge and everything else falls on deaf ears. "His dialogue with the players is practically nil."
Offers
Regarding his future, Riera knows his hopes of featuring at South Africa in the summer depend on him playing first-team football. "I would like to be here for the rest of my career, but players live to play. My objective is to go to the World Cup and for this I have to play," he said. "Right now the only market open is the Russian one, I have offers from two teams and, looking at my situation, that has made me reflect a lot."

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