Rafa hits back over Kewell

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Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has told Australia coach Frank Farina to let The Reds handle Harry Kewell's recovery.

Farina urged the Anfield side not to rush the star back into action in their UEFA Champions League clash against Bayer Leverkusen this week.

Benitez is unhappy people are giving opinions on the matter as their only job is to praise his performances on the pitch.

Kewell has spent the last couple of months on the sidelines with a groin injury, but recently made his comeback in the club's reserves.

"A lot of people around Harry are talking about him. He is our player. We pay his wages. We control the player. We train him," explained Benitez.

"We have a very good medical department. We know what to do with the player. The only thing the other people must do is to say that the player plays as well as possible.

"I am not happy about the people around Harry talking all the time and not doing the best thing for the player.

"We don't want to hear these people. We want to see the best of the player."