Their 4-0 win at Stoke was the Blues' sixth-straight domestic victory on the road, while they have won only one home Premier League game under Benitez.
Robin van Persie and Nemanja Vidic gave them a seemingly comfortable lead, although Daniel Sturridge's goal for the away side gave the home fans a nervous finish.
The meeting had been billed as the battle of the strikers between Manchester United's Robin van Persie and Liverpool counterpart Luis Suarez.
The Hapoel Be'er Sheva shot-stopper limped out of Nigeria's friendly against Cape Verde on Wednesday with what looked like a hamstring injury.
The former Chelsea assistant believes that Sir Alex Ferguson's ability to coax performances out of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes could be used to perfection with the 34-year-old
The former Stamford Bridge assistant believes that Sir Alex Ferguson's ability to bring the best out of experienced players at Old Trafford makes it the perfect destination for the 34-year-old, whose contract with the Blues expires in June.
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