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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Benitez set for Anfield return

Rafael Benitez won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez is looking forward to returning to former club Liverpool this weekend, although leaving Anfield with three points is his only concern.

The Blues moved back up to third in the Barclays Premier League with an comfortable 3-0 derby defeat of Fulham at Craven Cottage. David Luiz's wonder strike and a John Terry brace proved the difference by the Thames, setting them up nicely for Sunday's trip to Liverpool - the club Benitez led to Champions League glory in 2005.

"Liverpool is where my family live now," the Spaniard said. "I have been there for six years and have very good memories."

He added: "I cannot hide that I am really pleased to be going there to see a lot of old friends.

"The main thing is to stay in the top three and what I want is to win at Liverpool.

"And after, I wish them all the best and if they can win all their games until the end of the season, that will be fantastic.

"But as a professional, I am sure they will try and win and we will try to win."

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