Benitez insisted the uncertainty over Lampardâ€™s future â€” and Terryâ€™s very public backing of the midfielder â€” will not unsettle the dressing room ahead of the FA Cup tie against Southampton.
The Spaniard said: "Nobody was talking about this, we were just concentrating on the job [during yesterdayâ€™s training session].
"They will have their feelings but also, at the same time, they will manage the situation as professionals on the pitch.
"I didnâ€™t know [about the message]. I was surprised when they told me but thatâ€™s it. We know that we have to manage the situations as they are coming."