Everton are currently looking for a new manager, following the departure of Marco Silva.
Benitez is currently working in China, and at the start of the programme he did rule out making a move to Everton in the near future.
But when pressed over whether he would manage the Toffees, despite his links with Liverpool, the Spaniard seemed very enthusiastic.
“In mind that I want to stay in England, I want to stay close to my family, I cannot get a job, then you have a job there close to you,” he said when asked if he would take the Everton job.
“I made a mistake when I said it’s a small club. What I wanted to say was [it’s a] small team, because in this game I remember that they had one chance and were too deep.
“So I have a very good connection with the city, not just with the Liverpool fans. But at the moment, I cannot come back to the Premier League because I am happy in China and it’s a big project.
“We have a new training ground with 14 pitches, so it’s a great project. We will see what happens.
“In the future, you never know because I am a professional. I love Liverpool, I love the Liverpool fans, but at the same time I want to do my passion which is to get a job and to continue working.”
Everton fans now think that Benitez clearly wants to take charge.
And there are some Toffees fans who even think that he could be tempted to move to Goodison Park now.
Sounded a bit like, if Everton really pushed for him, Benitez would probably take the job based on those quotes there... #EFC— Matt Jones (@MattJFootball) December 9, 2019
Rafa basically saying come out and get me to Everton here #EFC— Jimmy (@manimonlyhuman) December 9, 2019
Benitez has pretty much just issued a come and get me plea to Everton there. Make him an offer he can't refuse #MNF— Ian Phillips (@iphillips_efc) December 9, 2019
Benitez basically saying yes to the Everton job on sky there if we push for it— Louis Melia EFC (@LouisMeliaEFC) December 9, 2019
Benitez defo wants the job.— Gary Guyers (@garyefc1982) December 10, 2019
Carragher asks a scripted question. Rafa gives a rehearsed answer including explanations of those comments. Why? There's no smoke without fire. He wants the job— Steve C (@StevieC30) December 9, 2019
Everton currently have Duncan Ferguson in interim charge following Silva’s departure.
Ferguson led Everton to victory over Chelsea during his first game at the helm.
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