It is quite rare to see the level of adulation that Rafa Benitez has received as a manager from the Newcastle United fans ever since his arrival at the Tyneside club. The Spaniard’s decision to stick with the Magpies even when they dropped down a tier further cemented his status as a fan favorite.
Benitez was in for more love from the Toon faithful for the visit of Liverpool as they displayed a giant banner dedicated to him ahead of the match. The banner written in Spanish showed just how much the fans regard him at Newcastle and Benitez was visibly moved by the gesture from the fans.
In a picture that has since been circulating online, Benitez has been beautifully captured looking at the banner. One look at Benitez’s face and it is enough to fathom all the blissful emotions running through the Spaniard.