Liverpool boss Rodgers confident Benitez will win over Chelsea fans

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has jumped to the defence of Rafa Benitez at Chelsea.

Rodgers reckons that will be of no concern to the Spaniard and claims a run of positive results can help him quickly find favour.

He told talkSPORT: “Rafa will only be focused on the job at hand. We’ve seen it before - if you can win games then that can override any ill-feeling.

“It’s a terrific club Chelsea and the supporters have been used to success now in the last eight to nine years.

“Roberto will obviously feel very harshly done by. In a short period of time he did a terrific job. But the owner puts the money into the club, they make the decisions and you have to run with it.

“It doesn’t make it right but Rafa is a very experienced manager and I’m sure he will go in and do a good job in the period he is in there, however long that is.”

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