Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez says there's no chance of former assistant Pako Ayesteran popping up at a Premiership rival.

"His contract is very clear," Benitez told the Liverpool Echo. "When you talk about this level (of football) you cannot move from one side to another with all the information you have. The contract is clear about that.

"We don't need to work too hard on these issues because the contract is clear. I don't know the exact situation right now because the lawyers are working with it. But we already have people working here and everything is okay."