Benitez is under huge pressure going into today's clash.
Long told Absolute Radioâ€™s Rock â€˜Nâ€™ Roll Football: "I donâ€™t know too much about it to be honest. I suppose the players just want the team to win you know and theyâ€™re not getting the trophies that they usually get every season I suppose. Itâ€™s going to fire back on someone. Heâ€™s a great manager you know, heâ€™s managed some of the top teams in the world and Iâ€™m sure itâ€™ll come good itâ€™s just a tough stage for them at the moment."