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Benitez signs new Liverpool contract

Liverpool fans can sleep easy in their beds tonight with the news that Reds manager Rafa Benitez has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Anfield until 2014. The news comes just a week after the Spaniard led Liverpool to back to back wins over Manchester United and Real Madrid.

There had been growing speculation that Real Madrid were going to try and entice Benitez back to the Bernabeu during the summer amid rumours of infighting amongst Liverpool's American owners.

"My heart is with Liverpool Football Club, so I'm delighted to sign this new deal." Benitez told the Reds' official site. "I love the club, the fans and the city and with a club like this and supporters like this, I could never say no to staying."

"I always made clear I wanted to be here for a long time and when I complete my new contract it will mean I have spent over a decade in Liverpool."

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