In 79th position on our 100 Players Who Shook the Kop countdown is an Argentinian who ran down the wing for Liverpool supporters…
Date of birth: January 2, 1981 Place of birth: Rosario Nationality: Argentinian Position: Midfield Years at the club: 2010-12 Signed from: Atletico Madrid Left for: Newell's Old Boys Position in 2006 poll: None
'Run down the wing for me' the Kop urged Maxi Rodriguez each week. In truth, the Argentinian achieved so much more during two-and-a-half years representing the Reds.
Liverpool supporters had experienced a close glimpse of the tricky midfielder, who stunned the world with a sensational volley for his country at the 2006 World Cup, when he notched at Anfield in Atletico Madrid colours in November 2008.
Maxi was then brought to the club in January 2010 for a knockdown price by Rafa Benitez and instantly set about leaving a lasting legacy at Liverpool despite limited opportunities to impress.
The classy dribbler, who seemed to have the ball glued to his feet, made 17 appearances in his opening half-season and found the target once - away from home against Burnley.
Rodriguez was used sparingly during Roy Hodgson's short tenure but was reinvigorated by the arrival of Kenny Dalglish as manager, hitting seven goals in the final four fixtures of 2010-11 including trebles past Birmingham and Fulham.
Playing time proved harder to come by for Maxi the following season after the summer arrivals of Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing, but he did score two memorable and vital goals at Stamford Bridge.
He contributed to the Reds' runs to the League Cup and FA Cup finals and picked up a medal for the former competition, although he was an unused substitute in both showpiece matches.
In the summer of 2012, despite Brendan Rodgers' interest in retaining Maxi's services, the Argentinian agreed a move back to former club Newell's Old Boys - with well wishes from everyone at Anfield following him on the journey.
Appearances: 73 Goals: 17 Honours with LFC: 1 League Cup (2011-12) Did you know? Maxi left an open letter to Liverpool fans upon leaving Anfield, signing off with the phrase 'Hasta la vista' Where is he now? Newell's Old Boys