Return to Liverpool extra special for Benitez

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Rafael Benitez is looking forward to taking his Newcastle United side to Anfield to face former club Liverpool following the Premier League fixtures release on Wednesday.

The Spaniard managed Liverpool from 2004 to 2010, leading the club to Champions League and FA Cup glory during his spell on Merseyside.

Newcastle face Liverpool at St James' Park on September 30 before travelling to Anfield on March 3, with Benitez excited by the reunion.

"Obviously I look forward to the two games with Liverpool," Benitez told the Newcastle website. "Those days will be extra special for me, but really every game is exciting and every game has its own challenges.

"It will be nice, too, to come up against Chris Hughton and his Brighton side again this season. This will be Brighton's first time in the Premier League and the way both our clubs performed in the Championship will make it a special game, I think.".

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