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Rafael Benitez tells Liverpool to sign Gonzalo Higuain

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Napoli manager Rafael Benitez will reportedly be open to a return to Liverpool, but only if they spend £30million in order to sign Argentine Gonzalo Higuain according to reports.

The Spaniard manager left Liverpool back in 2010 after spending six years in Merseyside, and after a poor opening few months to the 2014/2015 campaign, there has been a lot of talk about the future of Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

After guiding Liverpool to an impressive second-placed finish in the Premier League, and also bringing Champions League football back at the club, Rodgers was deemed a hero in Merseyside, but after just six months of the new campaign, things have gone a little sour.

Eliminated from the Champions League already, and sitting eighth in the Premier League table, sitting 17 points behind league leaders, Chelsea, Rodgers' job is far from safe.

Risk

With his job at risk, Liverpool have been strongly linked with replacing him at the end of the season, with Jurgen Klopp and Diego Simeone both linked with taking the role at Anfield.

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However, it's ex-boss Benitez who could be making a shock return back to England. After spending six years at Liverpool earlier in his career, Benitez came something of a hero around Anfield and according to reports, he would be open to a return.

Benitez guided Liverpool to four trophies during his time there: one FA Cup, one Community Shield, one UEFA Super Cup and one Champions League; the latter coming in the fantastic 2005 final against AC Milan.

Return

Despite being interested in a return, Benitez has told Liverpool they must sign Higuain and bring the Argentine with him if they want to see him back at Anfield. Benitez's contract expires at the end of the season at Napoli, and with a return to England wanted, it's likely that he will be leaving Italy in the summer.

A return to Liverpool could be on the cards, but the club will have to pay £30million in order to bring Higuain with him.

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