Former Liverpool coach, Rafael Benitez has said he will not do his ex team any favors as his Newcastle side face Liverpool today.
Rafael Benitez was coach for six seasons at Anfield and is popular for winning the Uefa Champions League with the team in 2005, but his Newcastle side now have the opportunity to prevent Liverpool’s first league title since 1990.
The Reds have to win their final two games and hope Manchester City falter in theirs if they are to be league champions.
Benitez said, “I was clear in [last week’s] interviews — we are professional and have to do our job,”
“My relationship with the city of Liverpool, the club and the fans is there. At the same time, I have been to play Liverpool with Chelsea, with Newcastle, and we have to do our job.
“We have 52,000 [fans] in our stadium and it is the last home game of the season. Everyone understands we are professionals — for everyone here, we want to win the game.”
Pep also said, “Brendan and Rafa were in Liverpool but they’ll want to win,”
“I cannot imagine them not wanting to win the game, I don’t have doubts the players and manager will want to win.
“The Leicester players will not come here for their holidays, maybe they have a chance to finish seventh and they will try to make a good game.”
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