Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

We've Got Chelsea Worried ( Benitez

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

We've Got Chelsea Worried ( Benitez

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Byline: By Paul Walker

Rafael Benitez believes Jose Mourinho's comments regarding Steven Gerrard's loyalty to Liverpool show the Chelsea boss to be "worried".

The Liverpool boss, who also distanced himself from a move for Michael Owen, insists Gerrard's chances of more silverware remain healthy at Anfield after turning down a move to the Premiership champions this summer.

Chelsea boss Mourinho has previously claimed Liverpool's Champions League triumph last season was lucky, and insists Gerrard will live to regret his decision to sign a new contract.

But Benitez insists Mourinho is only talking about Liverpool because he fears their impact next term.

Benitez said: "I like to hear Mourinho talking about us, it means we are important. Maybe they are worried about us and think we will be a dangerous team next season. If they talk about us it means we are a better team than we were last season. And as for Steven winning trophies, he will win more of them for us . …

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