Newcastle United news: Benitez talks about Liverpool return, ‘trusted’ Anita’s key role

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez will face the media this afternoon ahead of his return to Anfield with Newcastle United.

The former Liverpool manager will talk about tomorrow’s game.

Follow our live blog here for updates from Benitez’z Press conference later today.

A win would lift Newcastle out of the Premier League’s relegation zone ahead of Sunderland’s home game against Arsenal on Sunday.

United drew 1-1 with Manchester City on Tuesday night.

And forward Ayoze Perez has been talking about the new togetherness at St James’s Park – on and off the pitch.

Perez has also given an upbeat assessment of the team’s prospects under Benitez.

Midfielder Vurnon Anita will continue at right-back against Liverpool in the absence of the injured Daryl Janmaat.

And Benitez has been talking about the “trust” he has in Anita.

Finally, Benitez has been speaking about his simple approach to team selection.