Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has given his backing to Fabio Capello's appointment as England manager.

"I know him, he is a great manager," enthused Benitez on "But at the end of the day, I don't know if he will be the new England manager, he will need time.

"I am not in the position for talking too much about whether he would be a good appointment, but he is a good manager that is simple."