Benitez unsure over future

10 May 2010 10:18

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez insists he wants to stay at the club and keep Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres but admits doubts remain about his future.

The Spaniard had his first meeting with chairman Martin Broughton, who has been brought in by co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett to oversee the sale of the club, this week and another is scheduled in the next few days. While a number of matters were discussed it is evident the pair have not yet come to an accord on what is required to take the club forward.

"I was in a meeting with the chairman and he was talking about how positive it was and I expect to meet with him again in the next week," said Benitez, who has been angered by newspaper reports suggesting he was prepared to sell his two prized assets in order to raise funds.

"I expect to see the chairman and keep talking with him. I showed my commitment for years (he has four years of his contract remaining).

"It would never be easy to leave this club. Every day you can read something different.

"It has always been the same situation: I decided to come here because of the fans and the club.

"I wanted to stay and I would like to stay if everything is fine.

"And if I stay I am not thinking about selling Gerrard and Torres - just in case 'senior sources' say different things.

"It is very clear. The chairman was clear, he doesn't want to sell. The manager is clear, just in case you see any exclusive interviews with senior sources."

Source: PA