Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says that Rafa Benitez will always remain as a special manager to him and he will remain grateful to the Spaniard.
Lucas was signed by Benitez when he was just 20 and still playing in the Brazilian league. After arriving at Liverpool – a club that had just won its fifth European cup – was a huge step up from his days in the Brazilian league. Lucas was initially criticised for not being a quality player, but he has become a fan favourite over the years. Benitez will be making yet another return to Anfield but this time with Newcastle United.