Liverpool fans Tweet owner: 'We want Rafa back!'

John W Henry

Liverpool may be flying under Brendan Rodgers, but many supporters still want to see the return of Rafa Benitez.

It cannot have escaped your attention, that Chelsea won the Europa League Final last night, winning 2-1 against Benfica courtesy of a late Branislav Ivanovic winner .

It became yet another European trophy Rafa Benitez has won as a manager, the most recent being Liverpool's famous 2005 Champions League win in Istanbul.

Despite managing Chelsea, he still has a huge affinity among the Liverpool support, with swathes of fans wanting his appointed last summer after Kenny Dalglish left.

And even though Brendan Rodgers has performed steadily in his first season as boss, not all fans have the patience for him to come good, believing Rafa will bring them greater chances of success.

Dozens of them made just that very point last night in the wake of Chelsea's victory - direct to club owner John W Henry, via his Twitter account.

Here is a selection of the messages to illustrate just how passionately sections of the support still feel about their former boss. (We've left out the ones containing foul language).

Where do you stand? Rafa or Rodgers?

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