Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez believes West Ham United counterpart Gianfranco Zola has a big future in management.

Benitez thinks Zola will guide his side to safety regardless of what happens at Anfield on Monday night.

He told "He's a nice person and a good manager. He has a lot of experience as a player and as a manager he wants to improve and learn. I think he has a great future.

"They have a good team and staff. They have been talking about one more win - hopefully that will not be against us, but I think they'll stay up.

"They have some confidence and are working very hard together."