Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has dismissed reports that there was rift between himself and the club’s American owners over his role at the club.
Reports suggested Benitez’s contract talks were in danger of collapse because of the Spaniard’s demand to have total control of Liverpool’s transfer policy, but Benitez insists there is problem in his relations with Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
“My agent only received the draft document of my contract yesterday evening so my surprise is that some journalists can talk about there being problems before I have even read it properly and discussed it,” Benitez told the Liverpool Echo.
“We have agreed the length of contract and we have agreed the salary. Now we have to discuss my role and my responsibilities as manager of the club.
“But we haven’t had the opportunity to do that yet.
“Someone has information and clearly wants to create a mess, but I haven’t discussed anything yet because, as I say, the contract only arrived last night.
“I don’t have any problems at all with the American owners.”