Wednesday 13 December 2017

Rafa Benitez shows class once again, cheering on runners at the 'Run for the 96' in Liverpool

Rafa Benitez was on hand to offer runners encouragement at this years Run for the 96
Rafa Benitez was on hand to offer runners encouragement at this years Run for the 96

Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez appeared at Sunday's 'Run for the 96' in Liverpool to cheers on those taking part.

Several runners stopped to shake the Spaniard's hand and a few even posed for a quick selfie before carrying on the run.

The run began in Stanley Park at 9:30am on Sunday, and this isn't the first time that the erstwhile Reds coach has attended the event in solidarity with his former supporters.

Benitez, who this season has steered Newcastle United to the Championship title and an immediate return to the Premier League, masterminded Liverpool's miraculous 2005 Champions League final comeback against AC Milan.

The Run for the 96, now in its third year, is a special five-kilometre race run in memory of those Liverpool supporters who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Runners wear either Liverpool-red or Everton-blue t-shirts for the race, and money raised by entrants goes towards aiding local charities.

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