Love him or hate him, there is no denying that we had some good times at Liverpool under Rafa Benitez. I will never forget that night in Istanbul for starters and the road to that final with the games against Juventus and Chelsea sticking out. Added to that, the FA Cup final against West Ham was also memorable. Although we lost in Rafa’s second Champions League final, it was just great getting to the final again. Things seemed to go downhill from there but Rafa guided us to second place in the Premier League as we were a whisker away from winning it. That was probably the last great moment we had with Rafa as last season was just a bad season to forget which ultimately led to Rafa leaving Liverpool.
In a recent interview with CNN, Rafa was asked several questions about Liverpool now that he has taken over at Inter Milan, and in typical Rafa style he avoided making too many comments about Liverpool. “I still have a lot of respect for Liverpool and Liverpool Football Club, so I don’t really want to talk about them.” was one of his statements. At the end of it all, Rafa said one thing that really touched me, “I am a Liverpool Football Club fan and I support this big club.”
Thank you for the great times you bought to us Rafa. I came across a Rafa Thank you video by YouTube user ElAlonso which relived the highs and lows under Rafa.