Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has warned his side of the qualities of Rafa Benitez, as the two teams come together in an important game in the Premier League this weekend, as reported by Chronicle Live.
The Reds have a formidable record at Anfield this season having yet to taste defeat in the Premier League, losing just once in all competitions which came against West Brom in the FA Cup.
Newcastle United boss Benitez was at the club for a long period of time so he knows the club well and could prise a surprise result come Saturday night.
The two sides came up against each other earlier in the season when Newcastle came from 2-0 down to draw the game 2-2 at St James Park.
In his pre-match press conference, Klopp praised Benitez, saying;
We know who is coming – a Liverpool legend is coming, Rafael Benitez one of the best managers in the world. We all know how he works, how he can organise a team, how he can make your life really difficult.
I like him as a person, but I actually think we’ve given enough presents already to him since I have been in.
2-0 up in the home game when we played them [and it finished 2-2]. And at Newcastle, I think even Rafa knew it was a little bit lucky for them. We need to be really focused, really concentrated on the game and it will be interesting again.