Argentine winger Maxi Rodriguez has left Liverpool and joined his boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys after spending two years at Anfield.
The 31 year old moved from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2010 but failed to cement his place in the side in his short stint with the club. Maxi gradually found himself seated in the bench more often as former Reds boss Kenny Dalglish opted others ahead of the Argentine. Ahead of moving to his homeland, Rodriguez put his open letter to the Reds fans in the club’s official website.
“Dear Reds, I am leaving Liverpool FC today.
“Before signing for LFC, I just saw the club as one of the greatest institutions in football. After my time here I can confirm that this is not just a great club but also a great family.
“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.