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The Reds won their last major trophy under the tutelage of the Spaniard when they clinched the Champions League in 2005.
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has said that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are better than that of his, which won the Champions League un 2005 beaten AC Milan on penalties. The Spaniard is set to travel to Anfield for the next match with Liverpool topping the league table and in brilliant form this season in the Premier League.
When asked if the Reds are the favourites to win the Premier League trophy this season, the former Liverpool gaffer said, “Still it’s too soon, but I think both teams are a little bit ahead of the others. I haven’t seen the Manchester City game, but nobody was expecting that. But as I’ve said before, Crystal Palace, the three up front, you can buy them for £50million, each one, so it sometimes can happen when teams have good players to play on the counter-attack.
He added, “But still I can see Liverpool, I can see Manchester City ahead of the others. Liverpool are in form, they are doing really well and it will be a very difficult game for us.”
Answering the question about whether Klopp’s Liverpool squad is better than his, Rafa said,“When you spend money, you bring in better players – they have signed Fabinho, spent some money on (Naby) Keita, but they kept (Jordan) Henderson and they kept (Georginio) Wijnaldum, so you keep the good players and you bring in new players, so the squad is better. What does that mean? That in different competitions, different games, still you have a strong team on the pitch.”