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“I don’t think the rivalry was with Rafael. It was more between our clubs than between us,” he told Sky Sports. We are managers from the same generation. We came to England in the same season – 2004-05. We were both successful in European competitions – not many have won Champions League and Europa League, and we are some of the few managers who did it. Of course, between Liverpool and Chelsea, we had matches and rivalry, and it happens. But I have huge respect for him, for his talent, for his career, and I want to believe he feels the same.”