Why Rafa Wants To Beat Liverpool

Gary Neville believes former Liverpool bosses Rafael Benitez and Brendan Rodgers will be going all out for a win in the next round of Premier League matches.

Let's face it ... both were sacked by the Anfield club.

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Benitez's Newcastle face the Reds at St James's Park on Saturday while Rodgers' Leicester travel to Manchester City next Monday.

The former Manchester United defender gave his verdict on what the former Reds' managers will be aiming for when they face the title chasers.

The Sky Sports pundit thinks both managers will have very different approaches in the games which have a huge say in the Premier League title race.

Jurgen Klopp's side are now a point behind City in the race with two games to go and Neville said the approaches of the bosses will be fascinating.

"I think looking at the next two games, they're ex-Liverpool managers," said Neville on Sky Sports.

"Rafa Benitez, I think, will want to do a job on Liverpool , on Jurgen Klopp. A resilient, stubborn 0-0, 1-0 victory.

"I think Brendan Rodgers will want to go to City and make sure that tactically he matches Pep Guardiola , and show that he can compete at that level.

"He'll give his players, that night, a system of play that will be clever. He'll want to go head-to-head with him.

"I think both managers in these next two games will really want to put one over on the two teams they're playing, and I think this race will continue until the last day because of that.

"Both teams will win I think. But there could still be a shock. I keep waiting for one of them to drop points!"