Maxi Rodriguez has taken to Instagram to post a picture next to the Marcelo Bielsa mural in Leeds following his appearance in a Liverpool legends game at the weekend.
Rodriguez was part of the Reds’ side which beat Manchester United at Anfield. The 41-year-old started for Kenny Dalglish’s men as they won 2-1 on Merseyside.
Rodriguez spent two years with Liverpool during his playing days. But there was another significant location Rodriguez visited upon his return to England.
The former Argentina international made the trip to Yorkshire to visit the mural dedicated to Bielsa.
Rodriguez started his career with Newells Old Boys – after Bielsa had moved on – and returned for two more spells before hanging up his boots.
He played for another of Bielsa’s former clubs, joining Espanyol upon his first departure from Newells.
He did get the chance to play under Bielsa. The 67-year-old was the man who handed the winger his international debut for Argentina in 2003.
And Rodriguez has posted a superb image from his visit on Instagram, holding his Newells shirt while Bielsa looks over his shoulder…
Rodriguez visits Bielsa mural in Leeds
The photo just symbolises the kind of impact Bielsa has at the clubs he works with. Leeds fans will never forget what he did for the Whites during his tenure.
It is an honour to say that no club side has been managed by Bielsa more often than Leeds.
Of course, no side will feel a stronger connection to Bielsa than Newells. Their stadium is named after the man.
There has been an unofficial connection between the two clubs ever since Bielsa starting winning Leeds fans’ hearts.
And it says a lot that Rodriguez felt compelled to visit the city while in town for the legends game.