Roy Hodgson has apologised for his comments aimed at Benitez’ legacy at Anfield, and over comments made about Kenny Dalglish’s role.
Whether or not Roy has had his wrists slapped, his comments are welcomed and hopefully this will now end the matter.
Sitting alongside David Ngog ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League clash, Hodgson said:
“I totally agree with him that every manager needs to work with his own club.
“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.”
The reds kick off at 8.05pm against Napoli tomorrow, with John W Henry expected to attend his first match at Anfield.