Benitez: Premier League the priority

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Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has admitted he would be devastated if he never won the Premier League title.

The Spaniard has come under severe pressure following the Reds’ disastrous start to the season.

A wretched run of form has left Benitez’s side perilously close to being dumped out of the Champions League at the group phase stage and 11 points adrift in the title race.

The 58-year-old has also come under criticism during his tenure at Anfield for being more concerned with European success than domestic glory.

However, Benitez has revealed his primary goal has always been to win the league and bring the Premier League crown back to Merseyside for the first time since 1990.

“Anyone who knows me knows that I want to win every trophy,” Benitez said in The Times.

“But if you ask me what I prefer, I will say the Premier League.

“If I do not win the title, I’m sure I’d be so disappointed maybe I would have this feeling [of failure].”