Liverpool want Rafael Benitez as next boss

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Premier League giants Liverpool are interested in bringing back former-manager Rafael Benitez at the end of the season, with the Spaniard's job in Naples under severe pressure according to reports.

Benitez, who guided The Reds to Champions League glory in Istanbul, has been put under real pressure in Italy due to Napoli's slow start to the new Serie A campaign and with Brendan Rodgers also under pressure in England a managerial change could take place at the end of the season.


Napoli, who finished third last season, only behind AS Roma and Juventus, are currently seventh in the table after 15 games and also failed to make the Champions League earlier on in the campaign.

Benitez's side faced Athletic Bilbao in a Champions League play-off, and after two legs, they failed to advance to the group stages and have since then been featuring in the Europa League.


As for their league form, sitting in seventh and 12 points behind league-leaders, Juventus, Napoli have only won six of their first 15 games.

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Despite only losing three, Napoli have drawn a further six, which have done serious damage to their title-hopes and also it seems their Champions League hopes for next season.

As for Rodgers and Liverpool, things read even worse. Despite making it to the Champions League proper, The Reds were knocked out of their group stage after finishing third, behind Real Madrid and FC Basel, and they will now join Napoli in the Europa League.


As for their league form, Rodgers' men sit 11th after 16 games and a staggering 18 points behind league-leaders, Chelsea. The Reds have lost seven of their first 16 games, which is more than the entire of last season, where they only lost six.

21 points after 16 games has put real pressure on Rodgers' head, and after losing 3-0 at Old Trafford, pressure mounted on the Northern Irishman.


With their futures, Rodgers is being questioned by the Liverpool board after they saw him spend £100million in the Summer, but fail to produce, and Benitez is expected to leave in the Summer once his deal expires.

Also on Liverpool's list in Borussia Dortmund's, Jurgen Klopp, who's side are having an even poorer season as they sit 16th with just 15 points from 16 games.

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