Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has offered his apologies to predecessor Rafael Benitez, after the Spaniard lashed out at him on Monday.
Benitez responded to comments the 63-year-old had made about the state of the club when he took over by saying ”He’s talking about things that he doesn’t know.
”Some people cannot see a priest on a mountain of sugar. Instead of talking about flips and flops, he has to concentrate on his job, try to do his best and not talk about the level of his players or the new players.”
But Hodgson has moved to repair relations with Benitez.
”I totally agree with him that every manager needs to work with his own club,” said the Reds boss. ”If I have upset him by saying something which I certainly didn’t mean to be in any way critical or negative about his work at the club, then I would happily apologise because there was never any intention to do that.
”As far as I am concerned I work at Liverpool and do my best for Liverpool, and he will work at Inter and do his best for Inter. I have no comments to make about other people’s opinions – I’ll allow them to make them and in this case I’ll accept them if that’s what they want to be.”