Benitez recently was quoted as saying he wanted to return 'home' to Liverpool and that his wish was to move to a top club, possibly in England next season.
That was interpreted by some as a possible return to Liverpool, but Benitez meant his family home.
For reasons of clarity, the Spaniard declined the opportunity to appraise Anfield incumbent Rodgers.
"I have a lot of respect for Liverpool Football Club and all their managers," he said.
"What I said clearly is Liverpool is my home, my family is living there and because I don't want any misunderstanding, I will not talk about the club, the position or the manager's position or whatever. My family's there, it's my home."