Completely excellent clip of Rafa Benitez at Hillsborough memorial service

Spotted AGES ago by Pies

The Spoiler was never been completely convinced by all of Rafa Benitez’s tactical decisions while at Liverpool but, from everything we’ve heard, he is a thoroughly decent chap.

Here’s a clip of him at the 22nd Hillsborough memorial service getting oodles of respect from Anfield for his part in helping the families and friends of the 96 Liverpool fans who died in 1989.

It’s been on Pies for a day or two but it made The Spoiler very happy and sad at the same time. There’s not a lot to add really, except to say that it’s fantastic to see a man so moved by the service and still completely in love with Liverpool and committed to the cause, despite the nonsense of last season.

Nice one, Rafa. Nice one, Liverpool.

9 responses so far
  • JK // April 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Great man done alot for the city of Liverpool as a whole as its states really decent guy wish him all the best for future exploits and thanks for what you did for LFC after all the plaudits recently about the young lads coming through that was all Benitez’s work at the youth levels that is now showing prominece.

    Thanks for the memories Rafa!!

  • Red Steve // April 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    In such cynical times it is indeed a moving moment when an honest, decent man shows his loyalty to a club.
    A man with the integrity, passion and a genuine love for our club belongs with us!
    Surely there is a place for Rafa at Anfield?
    YNWA Rafa!!

  • fid1892 // April 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Top man …… FACT


  • tz // April 21, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Real gent and the majority of us supporters will be made up if a place was available for Rafa in some capacity (surely there is a place for him?) In these cynical times I was really moved and proud of such a gent’s loyalty

  • Simon Woods // April 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I couldnt have any more respect for Rafa. He is a gentleman and top manager. Respect Rafa. I look forward to your next reign in the dug out!

  • Sir King Kenny And Rafa Benitez // April 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Rafa please come back to Liverpool one day.

  • ms // April 21, 2011 at 9:06 pm



  • falcon // April 22, 2011 at 1:00 am

    he is nice guy dis shows how much he was and still is loyal to the club
    Thanks rafa
    We love u 4 eve

  • JayK // April 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I’m a Liverpool fan who wasn’t particularly impressed by him as a manager, but it’s hard not to be impressed by the deep affection he has for the club. Other managers like Mourinho are already talking about which club they’re going to manage next while they’re under contract at their present club.

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