Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez says his rivalry with Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson wasn't always so bitter.

Ahead of today's match, Benitez said: "I visited United training before I took over at Tenerife.

"In my first games with Liverpool v United we had some chats, talking about football. Everything was OK, no problem. Now I think something is different."

A glass of post-match wine, perhaps?

"I think we have some wine. I don't know if it's from Rioja or from Castilla. I don't know, but we have some good wine, yeah."

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