It will be the third time Benitez has faced a side managed by Ancelotti after the Italian was coach of AC Milan in Liverpool’s 2005 European Cup Final victory in Istanbul and again when Milan beat the Reds 2-1 in the 2007 European Cup Final.
Benitez told reporters ahead of this Sunday’s game, “It will be interesting because he is a great manager. We have played in finals, so it will good to see him and hopefully we will meet in another final.
“He knows how to manage a top side, he has experience at AC Milan. He is also doing a good job here and has good players too.
“Chelsea haven’t changed too much. They have changed the shape of the team a bit, but the style is still similar. Their fans are happy because when you win games everyone is happier.”
Chelsea vs Liverpool gets underway at 4pm tomorrow – Sunday, 4th October – and is live on Sky Sports.