Liverpool legend 'would like' shock return

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Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has opened the door to a return as manager on Merseyside.

The Spaniard helped the Reds to a UEFA Champions League trophy in 2005, and is still held in high-regard by the Anfield faithful from his time at the club.

With Kenny Dalglish currently holding court as Liverpool boss, Benitez realises he might have to wait for an opportunity to return to the club, but is hopeful that the chance may arise in the future.

"I was really proud to be the Liverpool football club manager, so I would like that in the future," he is quoted as saying in Sport magazine when questioned over a return to the club.

"But Kenny is doing a good job and I have no rush (for that) now. Maybe I would have to wait - five years, three years, 20 years - I don't know!

"But I'm still young, so I have time and I will keep moving forward."

Benitez was succeeded by Roy Hodgson at Liverpool in the summer of 2010, although the Englishman's spell in charge of the club was brief after a difficult start to the season.


Club legend Dalglish was drafted into the role as manager once again in January, and led a revival that saw Liverpool just miss out on a place in Europe this season.

He has again started the season well, with the Reds currently sitting in sixth in the Barclays Premier League table, and a change doesn't appear to be on the cards at given 'King Kenny's' good relationship with the Liverpool hierarchy and fans alike.

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