After an easy win over Portsmouth at the weekend and a 6-0 demolition of the Rams at Anfield earlier this season, many will see another Reds success as a mere formality - but Benitez is taking nothing for granted.
"Everyone is expecting us to beat Derby, but we have had experience of Reading (3-1 defeat) - so we will have a lot of respect for Derby and will try to win this game," he said. "When you play away against a team which is battling relegation it is always very difficult."
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