Newcastle boss Benitez 'understands' Coutinho wanting Liverpool exit

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He famously guided Liverpool to Champions League glory in 2005, and also won the FA Cup a year later, beating West Ham at the Millennium Stadium.

Out of the blue, Benitez rang the then 29 year old and gave him the chance to go back to Liverpool, something which the forward describes as "the best phone call I've ever had in my life". His wife and daughters stayed there while he took on assignments and temporary lodgings at Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid and now at St. James' Park.

The Magpies saw their three-game win streak come to an end against Brighton & Hove Albion in Week 6 but have enjoyed an otherwise solid start to the season, proving they belong on the highest level of British football.

Robbie Fowler ended up getting a bonus 18 months back at Liverpool and says that despite not having the same quality of players at his disposal as other clubs, Rafa Benitez made the reds "as good as anyone". However, the Magpies are undefeated in the previous three encounters with Liverpool at home, winning two along with one draw. Ciaran Clark can play at left-back, and he could be Benitez's answer for the role, but Mohamed Salah will probably create a disarray from the right-wing position. Three wins from three matches have last season's Championship champions in comfortable 10th place. "You only really become a Premier League club after you have stabilised yourself". It's black and white, and the fans are the same.

The visitors are understandably favourites to win and they are available at their best odds of 8/11.

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It was how the Spaniard scored against Palace , running off the right touchline to sweep in Rashford's pinpoint cross. Later, in the 35 minute of the game, Marouane Fellaini volleyed in Ashley Young's cross to double United's lead.

"At the time, Liverpool were maybe struggling a little bit for goals".

Liverpool will look to make a bright start against what is sure to be a pragmatic Newcastle side under Benitez.

"Set pieces are key for them, but set pieces in the wrong part of the field don't help you, so I can see a little bit of counterattacking in there", Gallacher said. "We'll see what we do with them", he said. Prior to that moment, and for the remainder of the tilt, Liverpool have dominated and managed to equalize only eight minutes later thanks to excellent Philippe Coutinho, who played a neat one-two with Sadio Mane and convincingly scored.

Benitez would relish the chance to show Liverpool what they may still be missing.

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