Love letters from Beijing
How do you keep your club manager happy when you have missed the start of the Premier League season to play for your country’s under-23 squad on the other side of the world? Easy, you send messages of your undying love for him through the media. Javier Mascherano has been letting Rafa Benitez know that, even though he is in China, his heart is in Liverpool.
Ahead of Argentina’s Olympic final against Nigeria, he said: “If I win, I’ll especially dedicate my success to Rafa. He’s a very important person in my life. I hope to God I can take another gold to Liverpool.”
Ooh, je t’aime, Rafa.