It’s the sign of the man that whenever Rafa is at his home near Liverpool, he is swamped by their still appreciative fans when they see him.
Liverpool fans are very much like Newcastle fans – they are just a lot more used to winning trophies since 1970.
Rafa was at the start of the 5K run for the 96 on Saturday and he was seen signing autographs and getting pictured with Liverpool fans, who spotted him near the starting line.
Rafa has been a big supporter of justice for the 96 – the total fatalities in the tragedy at Hillsborough Stadium back in April, 1989.
When Newcastle played Sheffield Wednesday earlier this year Mr. Benitez laid a wreath at the Hillsborough memorial in honor of the fallen supporters.
What a man!