After the 30th June Fabio Aurelio will not be more a player of Liverpool. Aurelio's contract expires next week and no new deal has been agreed. Benitez admitted the left-back - who signed on a free from Valencia in 2006 - would be a big loss next term.
"Fabio's contract is nearly finished and he is going to leave us," said Benitez.
"We had been trying to work something out with regards an extension but it was a pity that we couldn't. He has given us absolutely fantastic service. Fabio is a top professional, a great player and a really good lad. I mean every single word I say about him. It has been a pleasure having him here and we really will miss him".