Former Liverpool coach Pako Ayestaran recently made an emotional return to the club’s Melwood training base – and the LFCTV cameras were on hand to document the Spaniard’s special visit, which is available on demand now.
Ayestaran spent three years at Anfield as Rafael Benitez’s right-hand man, helping to mastermind an unforgettable Champions League victory in 2005 and a thrilling FA Cup success a year later.
Describing his feelings upon returning in ‘Back at Melwood… with Pako Ayestaran’, he said: “I have quite a strange feeling - a mixture of happiness and sadness.
“Probably, it was one of the best times of my life, the time I spent here. But it's always great to be here and I come and visit Liverpool quite often.
“I feel like I haven't left the place. I spent so many hours in that corner [of the press room] preparing the meetings and it [feels] like I'm going to go and change now [into] the training kit but it's not going to happen!
“It's an emotion quite deep inside, but it's a good feeling to be here.”
'Back at Melwood... with Pako Ayestaran' also sees the Reds' former No.2 tour the grounds of Melwood while discussing his lifelong love for LFC, Steven Gerrard’s fledgling managerial career and the road to that incredible win in Istanbul among other topics. Watch on demand below.