Benitez’s agent rubbishes Juve talk

The agent of Rafa Benitez has moved quickly to play down speculation linking the Liverpool boss to Juventus, with their current manager Ciro Ferrara under pressure at the Serie A club.

Manuel Garcia Quilon says that Benitez is very commited to Liverpool and intends to see out the remaining four years of his contract, despite growing pressure amid poor performances on the pitch this season.

Quilon told, “This hypothesis is not correct because Rafa has a four-year contract with the Reds. His figure is very important there, the idols of the fans are Gerrard, Torres and Benitez.

“At Juventus next summer? I don’t know what can happen between now and four to five months.

“In football, everything changes very quickly, but the basic principle is that Rafa has another four-year contract with Liverpool.”