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Now the rival, Benitez meets Liverpool with only one record that Klopp has not yet broken

Now the rival, Benitez meets Liverpool with only one record that Klopp has not yet broken

The two best Liverpool coaches in recent history, Rafa Benitez and Jurgen Klopp, face off in the Merseyside derby, in the Premier League.

for round 14 of Premier LeagueAnd Everton NS Liverpool Showdown in Goodison Park in this Wednesday (1) at 5:15 pm (GMT), With broadcast live NS ESPN No Star +.

The match represents the first time that Rafa Benitez will dispute or Merseyside derby From the blue side of the city. The 61-year-old Spanish coach coached Liverpool between 2004 and 2010 and He took over at Everton at the start of the 2021/22 season, replacing Carlo Ancelottithat went to real Madrid.

Benitez is a historic coach for a team reds, especially for being the leader inBattle of Istanbul‘, the end of Champions League 2005. At that time, The team defeated the ban 3-0 in the second half before winning the Milan On penalties, winning the five-a-side European Championship.

In six seasons with Liverpool, the Spaniard collected numbers that were only achieved with accuracy yourgen club, his opponent on Wednesday and one of the most victorious coaches in the club’s history.

Klopp took charge of the Reds in 2015 and has become a fan of his nicknames. was the leader in UEFA Champions League title six times And in the investigation Premier League 2019/20, the team’s only national title in the Premier League era, since 1992.

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The German has already surpassed Benitez in many stats. In his tenure, Liverpool has more wins (203 to 194)And Number of goals scored (702 to 585). and most importantly, First-importance surnames (3 to 2).

The only positive sign that Klopp is still trying to outdo Benitez is Total Games. add all competitions, The Spaniard is 350 games ahead of Liverpool, while the German has 338 games. Unless something very unplanned happens, he will likely break the mark in early 2022.

On the edge of the field on Wednesday, Benitez and Klopp face opposite goals this season. Everton is Fourteenth place Premier League with 15 points, while Liverpool in the third place With 28 points NS He can take the lead in the tournament if he wins.