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Rafa rejects Reds exit talk
09 Jan 2008 - 08:27:31
Rafael Benitez has moved to end speculation surrounding his future as Liverpool manager by reiterating his happiness at Anfield.
The Spaniard's future has been brought into question in recent weeks with the Reds currently 12 points off the pace of leaders Arsenal in the Premier League and struggling to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Benitez's strained relationship with the club's American owners over transfer plans has also increased speculation that his three-and-a-half year reign on Merseyside is moving towards a close.
However, the former Valencia coach claims he has not considered walking away from Anfield despite reported interest from Real Madrid and several leading clubs across the continent.
"I don't know how many times I have to say I only see my future at Liverpool Football Club before certain people believe me, but I will say it again because it is really important that everyone understands this," he said.
"I love the club, I love the fans, I love the city and I am very, very happy here.
"I do not see my future at Real Madrid or Inter Milan or anywhere else.
"I see my future at Liverpool and this is where I want to stay.
"I want to win trophies for my club, for our fans and for the people and I still believe we can do this."