Rodgers has no problem Liverpool fans singing Benitez name

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers won't have a problem with fans singing Rafa Benitez's name in their clash with Chelsea.
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers won't have a problem with fans singing Rafa Benitez's name in their clash with Chelsea.

Some managers - notably current England coach Roy Hodgson - have suffered as a result of the ghosts of Liverpool's past looming behind them but Rodgers feels no threat.

"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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