Rafael Benitez sends message to Liverpool FC supporters

Rafael Benitez pays tribute to Liverpool FC and the club's fans after the 1-1 draw with Newcastle

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez Photo: The Sport Review

Rafael Benitez has paid tribute to Liverpool and the club’s fans after the 1-1 draw with his Newcastle United side at St James’ Park on Sunday.

The Spaniard is a firm favourite amongst Reds fans after he led them to their famous Champions League triumph over AC Milan in 2005.

Benitez is now in charge of Newcastle and his Magpies side managed to come from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the Premier League clash at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.

And Benitez admitted that Liverpool is a club still close to his heart after the game.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Benitez said: “I’m really pleased to play this kind of game.

“When you see where Liverpool are now, the fantastic support they have, the quality of their squad and a great manager… a lot of things are positive and I’m really pleased to get a draw with them.

“Maybe we can go to Anfield and get something more.”

Liverpool have been in stuttering form in recent weeks and have only won one of their last seven games in all competitions.

The Reds will aim to get back to winning ways in the top flight when they take on Manchester United at Anfield after the international break on Saturday 14 October.

The Merseyside outfit are currently seventh in the Premier League table and seven points behind leaders Manchester City after seven games of the new season.

Liverpool ended up fourth under Jurgen Klopp last season but they will be aiming to better that finish this term.

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