Newcastle vs Liverpool: Benitez speaks on helping Klopp win EPL title

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Former Liverpool manager, Rafael Benitez, has said he will not do his former team any favours, when he takes charge of Newcastle United against the Premier League chasing Reds on Saturday.

Benitez spent six seasons at Anfield and won the club’s fifth European Cup in 2005.

But his Newcastle team now stands in the way of Liverpool’s first league title since 1990.

Liverpool must win their remaining two Premier League fixtures and hope Manchester City drop points in their final two games, if they have any hope of lifting the title.

However, Benitez who fell short of winning the league in 2008/2009, has made it clear he will not be helping his former team by offering up three crucial points.

“I was clear in [last week’s] interviews – we are professional and have to do our job.

“My relationship with the city of Liverpool, the club and the fans is there. At the same time, I have been to play Liverpool with Chelsea, with Newcastle, and we have to do our job.

“We have 52,000 [fans] in our stadium and it is the last home game of the season. Everyone understands we are professionals — for everyone here, we want to win the game,” Benitez said at a news conference on Friday.