Benitez set for Anfield return
Posted On April 19, 2013
Few games in the Premier League are more mouth-watering than Sunday’s clash between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield.
The game marks Rafa Benitez’s return to the club where he spent six seasons, winning the European Cup in 2005, at the same time Brendon Rodgers was head youth coach at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool could find themselves nine points behind local rivals Everton by the time host Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, with hopes of qualifying for European competition next season all but extinguished.
The Reds have no fresh injury worries, with Joe Allen, Fabio Borini and Martin Kelly all out for the season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool target Marco Rojas has confirmed that he will be leaving Melbourne Victory for Europe in the summer.
The 21 year old winger has interested a host of clubs, including the Reds who have made clear their policy of signing quality young players.
Rojas won the A-League Player of the Year on Monday evening.
Elsewhere, Steven Gerrard has been named the most popular player to have been crowned PFA Player of the Year in the awards 40 year history.
A month long survey conducted by Sky Sports saw Gerrard finish in pole position ahead of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, and Paul McGrath, who won the award whilst a Aston Villa in 1993.