Southampton FC announced that it has completed a deal for sought-after teenage talent Thierry Small, with the youngster moving to St Mary's from Everton.
The first match in front of a full St. Mary's crowd in almost 18 months also saw these sides meet for the first time since Southampton conceded nine goals without reply at Old Trafford in February.
Winning silverware looks to be the only solution for Benitez but that looks way beyond Everton, which finished 10th in the Premier League last season.
Mohammed Shami never shies away from the responsibilities given to him, revealed the 30-year-old after scalping four wickets in New Zealand.
Both teams are blessed with attacks that can cause damage to opposition batters. If India have Bumrah, Shami, Ishant and Siraj in their ranks, the Kiwis have Boult, Wagner, Southee and Jamieson.
The Indian team, after reaching London, early next month is expected to leave immediately for Southampton where it will be in quarantine during the England vs New Zealand Test match.
Jurgen Klopp's side stumbled over the line for only a second league win at home in 2021 thanks to Sadio Mane's first-half header and Thiago Alcantara's first goal for the club in the 90th minute.
The victory marked Liverpool's best start to a season since they won eight league games in a row in 1990-91.
Chelsea will meet Manchester United in the FA Cup final after beating Southampton 2-0 in the second semi at Wembley Stadium.
Giroud hopes to have kickstarted his Chelsea career after coming off the bench to inspire an eight-minute turnaround from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Southampton on Saturday.
With 22 goals in his first season for Liverpool, Salah is only one behind Harry Kane in the race to become top scorer in the Premier League with 11 games left.
100 million dollar Liverpool move make Southampton's Dutchman Virgil van Dijk most expensive defender in world
Southampton announced on Wednesday that it accepted the Red's record bid for the 26-year-old ahead of the January transfer window opening.
Marcos Alonso's pinpoint free-kick gave Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Frenchman is well aware that greater test lies ahead when they return to Premier League action at Southampton on Sunday
Liverpool are in fifth spot, 12 points behind table-topping Manchester City but just three behind second-placed Chelsea.