Maxi hints at Liverpool exit

Liverpool winger Maxi Rodriguez could be on his way back to Argentina after hinting he could leave Anfield during the off-season.Rodriguez told an Argentinian newspaper that he had agreed to return to boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys, but he would first need to get out of his contract with the Reds if such a move was to eventuate.

“When I left here, I knew I was coming back,” Rodriguez told Argentinian newspaper La Capital.

“The president (William Lorenzo) called me and I said yes. Now it depends on the contract I have in Liverpool, maybe that can be loosened a little.”

The 30-year-old joined Liverpool in January 2010 after successful spells at Atletico Madrid and Espanyol, but failed to show his best in the English Premier League.

However, he did hit a purple patch late in the most recent season, scoring seven goals in three games, including two hat-tricks, under new manager Kenny Dalglish.

Dalglish is reportedly looking to bring midfielders Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing to Anfield during the close season, which would potentially open the door for Maxi to leave.