Rafa Benítez Highlights before Liverpool

These are some comments made by Benítez in the press conference before Liverpool game, with a massive assistance of journalist from around the world

03/05/2019Various Media



"I am not sure if we will know my future before the end of the season. Maybe. It is not ideal, but it may take time. I know the fans are supporting me and are trying to go the emotional way as they did in my first way. I am very happy with that, But the point is we want to progress and be sure we can. The fans are one of the positives, and there are a lot of positives".

"I am very clear. We are professional, we have to do our job. My relationship with Liverpool is there. But at the same time when I go to play against them with someone else, I will. Klopp would do the same in the same position. We have 52,000 fans and we want to do it".

"The fans know that you have to do what you have to do. I have friends at Liverpool, but also at Manchester City. I have a good relationship with both Guardiola and Klopp. I didn’t want to talk with anyone at any of those clubs this week in case you asked the question!".

"Ayoze is fine. Lascelles is fine. Yedlin has a groin problem, but the rest of the players who haven’t been out injured are fine. Ayoze is on fire so that is very good news for us. Let’s see if he can make the difference or not".

"Liverpool are having a great season. You could see against Barcelona that they were in control until Messi decided it had to be different. Everything about Liverpool now is that they are doing great. They are favourites but, if we do everything right, we have a chance".

"Our season has been special because we didn’t start well against top sides. But little by little we have improved and we have changed so we are better at home than away now. I would like to be quite good at both, but I am happy if we are good away".

"We were lucky enough to stop Manchester City at home. But like Manchester City, Liverpool are favourites. We will have our chances, but even if we are at our best they might win. We have to take our chances".

"I know Iker Casillas and we spoke when we played Porto. It is good to see him getting better".


"I was talking with Lee Charnley (managing director) this week and we will let you know as soon as we have more news".

"Still I am positive that we are talking and everybody knows what my idea is. At least we have been talking and we know that we can move forward a little bit".

"It seems that things are moving forward. The positives outweigh the negatives".