Liverpool progressed to the Europa League final following a 3-1 aggregate win over Villarreal.
The Welshman has impressed since Benitez arrived at the Premier League club.
The former Liverpool boss has been linked with taking over at the Scottish Premiership side.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp addressed the media ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Watford.
West Ham are currently competing for a top four place and Champions League football.
Leeds United should follow in the footsteps of Middlesbrough, Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion, suggests Steve Evans.
Tony Pulis has managed to keep West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League once again, but progress will be vital next season.
Anfield was once again in fine form as Liverpool beat Villarreal to progress to the Europa League final.
The former Magpies star insists that the club must bring more Geordie players to their team to regain their traditional passion and fight.
The midfielder has been back training with the Championship side for several weeks but failed to get onto the pitch in their most recent game.