Paul Merson predicts Rafael Benitez to return to Liverpool

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks dejected following defeat during the Premier League match between Burnley and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on October 30, 2017 in Burnley,...

Could Everton-linked Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez’s next managerial job be at Liverpool?

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks dejected following defeat during the Premier League match between Burnley and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on October 30, 2017 in Burnley,...

Former Arsenal attacking midfielder Paul Merson predicted on The Debate - Live show on Sky Sports Premier League on Thursday night (10:51pm, November 2, 2017) that Rafael Benitez’s next managerial job will be at Liverpool.

Benitez is in charge of Newcastle at the moment, having been appointed the Magpies’ manager in March 2016.

Although the Spaniard failed to keep the Magpies in the Premier League, he guided them back from the Championship at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United and Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley shake hands during the Premier League match between Burnley and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on October 30,...

Sky Sports and The Daily Mail have linked the former Real Madrid head coach with Everton, who are without a permanent manager at the moment due to the recent departure of Ronald Koeman.

The Sun claimed last month that the Toffees were looking at Benitez when Koeman was still in charge of the first team.

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on October 30, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Former Arsenal star Merson, though, does not believe that Benitez will move to Everton. The former England international has predicted the ex-Chelsea manager’s next job to be at Liverpool.

Benitez was in charge of Liverpool from 2004 until 2010 and guided the Reds to Champions League success in 2005.

“For me, I think Liverpool will be his next job, let alone Everton,” said Merson on The Debate - Live show on Sky Sports Premier League on Thursday night (10:51pm, November 2, 2017) while discussing whether Benitez would move to Everton.

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