Maxi Rodriguez has left Liverpool Football Club today after months of speculation as to what his next move would be. He has returned home to Argentina and will ply his trade with Newell’s Old Boys next season, the club at which his career began.
The Argentine spent two and a half years on Merseyside and built up something of a cult following during his time with the Kop. Notable highlights from his time with The Reds include a Carling Cup winner’s medal and a run of two hat-tricks in quick succession against Birmingham and Fulham in 2011. Upon his departure he outlined his fondness for the Liverpool fans in an open letter to them on the official Liverpool website. It reads:
“Dear Reds, I am leaving Liverpool FC today.
I have tried to give everything every day that I was wearing the LFC crest. It has been a great honour to defend this shirt during two and a half years. I am returning home with a suitcase full of great memories, good friends within the team and also within this great family that works every day in the club. Thanks a lot for your support. You can NOT imagine what a great honour it was for me when the Kop sang, ‘Maxi, Maxi Rodríguez runs down the wing for me da da da da dada…’
Hasta la vista.