16th January, 2022
Liverpool fans have oddly hailed Rafa Benitez at the Anfield following his sacking by rivals Everton.
Jamie Carragher who witnessed the match between the Reds and Brentford tweeted the reaction of Liverpool fans as news of Benitez sack went viral.
“Rafa Benitez’s name is getting chanted loudly at Anfield!,”Carraagher tweeted.
The former Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid boss was dismissed by the Toffees on Sunday evening just 24 hours after Norwich secured their first league win since November over them at Carrow Road.
Benitez was handpicked to replace Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park and signed a three-year deal back in June – raising eyebrows at the club due to his close connection with rivals Liverpool.
The 61-year-old was in charge at Anfield between 2004 and 2010, winning 194 of his 350 matches in the dugout and helping them to both Champions League and FA Cup glory.
Although many Liverpool fans were devastated to see their former hero sign for their biggest rivals, his name was once again chanted out at Anfield on Sunday.
This was as Liverpool demolished Brentford 3-0.
Some fans felt Benitez had “accomplished his mission” at Everton.
Reported by Daily Star