Just a week after beating Manchester United, following a woeful United display, an own goal and an accidental goal from Babel, Liverpool have drawn 0-0 at home to Stoke.
Before today, Stoke hadn’t managed a clean sheet in any of their previous games this season. They started the season with a defeat against Bolton and have since lost against Middlesbrough and Everton.
Despite the point they picked up today, Stoke are still in the relegation zone, with a -3 goal difference.
“Too many people want to talk too early about titles and other things,” Benitez said after the United game. “We did well against Manchester United but we must be focused on the next game. We must not allow ourselves to get carried away. Clearly we must not think about what happened in the past and think only of our next game and making sure that we win it. Otherwise you waste what has gone before.”