"It won't be strange in any way at all," said Rodgers, whom some fans feel still needs to do some convincing after a hit-and-miss first season in charge.
"It is a club with supporters who are very respectful. They still sing Kenny's (Dalglish) name and rightly so, a legend at the club as a player and a manager.
"There is absolutely no question Rafael Benitez will get an excellent reception because of the great work he did here.
"The football club as a whole always respect former players and managers.
"He obviously had a real good time here, won the Champions League and FA Cup in his six years here, so I am sure he will get a fantastic reception."
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