Liverpool round-up: Rafael Benitez dismisses Gerrard's book claim

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Benitez on Gerrard

Steven Gerrard might be actively destroying relationships and burning bridges by way of revealing all with his new book ‘My Story’, but former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has claimed his old pupil is merely trying to sell copies.

Gerrard had said that he got the feeling Benitez hadn’t liked him as a person during the pair’s time together at Anfield, but the Spaniard rubbished such a notion.

Benitez implied the only reason Gerrard had made the comments was because he is now Real Madrid manager and he’s bought a book out. ‘It sells,’ he said.

"I have read the quotes and I believe he is wrong," Benitez said on Spanish television, as per the Daily Mirror.

"Out of the respect that I have for Stevie and for the value and appreciation I have for him, and for Liverpool and the supporters, I think it's best to just let it pass.

"He has brought out a book and now I'm the Real Madrid manager, that sells."

Gerrard on Coutinho

Next up we turn to another claim made by Gerrard, one that suggests Philippe Coutinho could well follow Luis Suarez to Barcelona one day.

The ex-Liverpool captain said that the Brazilian playmaker could be targeted by the Catalans or their Spanish rivals Real Madrid in years to come. Liverpool fans will certainly hope he’s wrong.

Henderson injury bid

Finishing off our round-up, we’re taking a look at Jordan Henderson’s progress concerning his recovery from injury.

Reports claim that the Anfield skipper has travelled to the US in a bid to be treated successfully for his heel injury, having missed the Reds’ last three outings.

Henderson flew to New York in order to meet with orthopaedic specialist Dr John Cozzarelli in an effort to sort out his problems. Whether or not he’ll find what he’s looking for remains to be seen.

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