I want to win! Chelsea boss Benítez demands 3 points on Liverpool return

Rafael Benítez looking forward to returning to Liverpool with Chelsea on Sunday but says there'll be no room for sentiment on the pitch

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Rafael Benítez will return to Anfield with Chelsea on Sunday Photo: The Sport Review

Rafael Benítez is looking forward to returning to Liverpool when his Chelsea side travel to Anfield on Sunday – but insists there will be no room for sentiment on the pitch.

The Spaniard takes the west Londoners to Merseyside as the Blues continue their push for Champions League qualification fresh from a 3-0 win at Fulham on Wednesday.

Chelsea’s victory at Craven Cottage hoisted Benítez’s side up into third place in the Premier League table and above Arsenal with six games left to play.

And although the 53-year-old will be pleased to return to the club he managed between 2004 and 2010, the ex-Reds boss is focused on getting three points from Sunday’s clash.

“Liverpool is where my family live now,” said the Chelsea interim boss. “I have been there for six years and have very good memories. I cannot hide that I am really pleased to be going there to see a lot of old friends.

“The main thing is to stay in the top three and what I want is to win at Liverpool.

“And after, I wish them all the best and if they can win all their games until the end of the season, that will be fantastic.

“But as a professional, I am sure they will try and win and we will try to win.”

Benítez led Liverpool to the Champions League title and an FA Cup success during his spell on Merseyside.

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