Maxi Rodriguez leaves Liverpool

Updated: July 13, 2012

Liverpool Football Club have revealed that Argentina international Maxi Rodriguez has left Liverpool to join his former club Newell’s Old Boys.

The 31 year-old joined the Anfield club from Atletico Madrid back in January 2010 and made 57 appearances, scoring 15 goals for the famous club.

Having been signed by Rafa Benitez Rodriguez fell down the pecking order and seldom started under preceding Reds’ boss Kenny Dalglish.  New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had made it clear however that he had the veteran of two World Cups very much in his plans.

A statement on Liverpool FC’s official website stated on Friday evening:   “‘Liverpool Football Club can today confirm that Maxi Rodriguez has joined Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina. Everyone at Liverpool FC would like to thank Maxi for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best for the future.”

The attacking midfielder left Newell’s Old Boys in 2002 to join Spanish club Espanyol, from where he moved to Atletico in 2005 before signing for Liverpool five years later.  He won the Under 20 World Cup with the Argentine national team back in 2001 and has won 43 caps for Argentina at senior international level.

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