Maxi Rodriguez has left Liverpool.
The former Athletico Madrid midfielder arrived at Anfield in January 2010 and he scored a very healthy 17 goals in 73 appearances for the Reds.
He is rejoining Newell’s Old Boys of Argentina.
He wrote an open letter to all Liverpool fans:
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.