Maxi Rodriguez has left Liverpool FC, returning to Argentina with Newell’s Old Boys.
The 31 year old midfielder had long been linked with a move away from Anfield after becoming a peripheral figure under Kenny Dalglish last season and with his family struggling to settle on Merseyside.
A popular player with supporters, he arrived from Atletico Madrid in January 2010 and made a total of 73 appearances, scoring 17 times for the Reds.
In a letter to the supporters on the official website, the midfielder wrote;
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.
Good luck Maxi.