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Chelsea, armed with new boss Guus Hiddink, host Juventus in the Champion League this evening. See all the BestPrice betting here.

Liverpool have dismissed speculation claiming that Rafael Benitez is on the verge of leaving the club.

Earlier on Wednesday, a number of Britain’s bookmakers suspended betting on Rafael Benitez’s future at the club after large sums of money were placed on him being the next Premier League manager to lose his job.

But Liverpool have insisted the stories are “ridiculous” and confirmed that Benitez was going nowhere.

A source close to the club said: “Rafa is not going to be sacked, such suggestions are ridiculous.

“We are aware of the rumours and speculation that has been buzzing around in Madrid but it is just not true.

“This has not bothered the manager or the team. Everything we have done since we arrived in Madrid has been spot on.

“Nobody has even mentioned this and we are surprised that such suggestions have been raised. Rafa Benitez is not about to be sacked by Liverpool.”

Both Skybet and William Hill had taken large sums of money on the Spanish manager to depart since Tuesday evening, forcing them to close the book.

Chelsea, armed with new boss Guus Hiddink, host Juventus in the Champion League this evening. See all the BestPrice betting here.

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