Rafael Benitez shares his verdict on Jurgen Klopp

Newcastle United's Manager Rafael Benitez (L) and Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp (R) shake hands  during the  Premier League Match between  Newcastle United and Liverpool at St.James' Park...

Liverpool are chasing a double under Jurgen Klopp.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez and Jurgen Klopp (r) react during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has told Radio MARCA that he thinks Jurgen Klopp is 'doing a great job' at Liverpool, believing that the Reds are there on their own merits.

Liverpool claimed a huge victory at Anfield on Sunday, beating Chelsea 2-0 thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah as they matched Manchester City's win at Crystal Palace.

The two teams are claiming win after win in the battle for the Premier League title, and Liverpool have avoided a few banana skins of late in Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and now Chelsea.

 

Liverpool are two points clear of City but Pep Guardiola's men have a game in hand, meaning there may well be a number of twists and turns before the end of the season.

Tonight, Liverpool must turn their focus back to the Champions League, as they play the second leg of their quarter final clash with Porto, leading 2-0 from the first leg.

Despite showing both great football and the grit to win, any have suggested that Liverpool have been getting 'lucky' with decisions, especially offsides, whilst Mohamed Salah has been slammed for diving – and receiving little punishment.

Newcastle United's Manager Rafael Benitez (L) and Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp (R) shake hands  during the  Premier League Match between  Newcastle United and Liverpool at St.James' Park...

However, ex-Reds boss Benitez has hailed Klopp for doing a 'great job' at Anfield, adding that Liverpool are in such a great position to win two trophies on their own merits, despite that criticism.

“He is a clear candidate to win both titles, they have the potential to do it,” said Benitez. “Klopp is doing a great job, they are there on their own merits,” he added.

Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool iand Rafa Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United look on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United at Anfield on...

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