3 Jun 2010

Liverpool to offer Benitez $6.5 million to go away

2:53 pm on 3 June 2010

The Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez will be offered a $6.5 million compensation deal to quit the Premier League football club, according to the BBC.

Benitez joined the club in 2004 and led them to the Champions League title in 2005 and the FA Cup a year later.

But he has been under increasing pressure at Liverpool, who finished seventh in the Premier League standings in the season just completed.

The 50-year-old has been linked with a move to Juventus and Inter Milan but said last month he intended to see out his contract at Liverpool, which runs until 2014.