Maxi was part of the starting XI that started Argentina's 2-1 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Maxi was deployed in a more central position from the start which was a little unfamiliar as the 33-year-old usually likes to be either quite high up the pitch or in a wide position, a role that he didn't look particularly comfortable in.
Some on twitter thought his inclusion in the side was one of the reasons for the Argentine's less than impressive performance in the first half, even if they did get off to a winning start. He was brought off at half time for striker Gonzalo Higuain as the manager Alejandro Sabella decided to change things around, in order to get the best out of their star player in Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
There are also those that say Argentina's best Xi shouldn't include the Newell's Old Boys star if they actually have realistic ambitions of winning the World Cup, given they have been the pre-tournament tip of several fans and pundits.
But some fans of Liverpool remember him fondly, and suggested that he could do a job in the current Liverpool side. Here is a selection of what was said:
Maxi's still only 33. Get him back in, Brendan.— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) June 15, 2014
Can't believe maxi rodriguez still gets a game for argentina— Oliver (@berg100m) June 15, 2014
i'm pretty sure it's a rule that you're not allowed to win a world cup with maxi rodriguez starting for you— Graham MacAree (@MacAree) June 15, 2014
Gago for Fernandez and Higuain/Lavezzi for Maxi Rodriguez, and then you'll see the real Argentina. I don't understand what Sabella did.— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats) June 15, 2014