Hamsik was critical to Napoli’s 4-2 win away to Chievo on Saturday scoring the Neapolitans’ first and third goals from his attacking midfield position behind striker Gonzalo Higuain, who scored once and set up the visitors’ second goal.
The Slovakian midfielder’s 13th minute strike gave Napoli the lead before his second goal on 64 minutes wrestled back the advantage after Chievo had twice equalised.
Benitez, who managed Liverpool from 2004-2010 with Gerrard as his captain, was asked after the game how Hamsik compared to the 33-year-old English midfielder.
“Hamsik is very important because he slots in at the right time but Gonzalo Higuain also does well to create space for him,” Benitez said as reported by Indo Eleven.
“Is Hamsik like Gerrard? They are different players.
“Hamsik doesn’t have Gerrard’s strength but he does have more tactical intelligence.”
Source : www.indo11.com