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Liverpool cult hero Djimi Traore reunites with old boss Rafa Benitez in visit to Newcastle training

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Liverpool cult hero Djimi Traore reunites with old boss Rafa Benitez in visit to Newcastle training groundDjimi Traore met up with his former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez on FridayDefender became cult hero figure at Anfield and starred in Champions League Traore helped Reds come from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan in 2005 final He is now assistant manager at Seattle Sounders and picked Benitez's brains 

Djimi Traore enjoyed a reunion with his former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez at Newcastle's training session on Friday. 

The defender achieved cult hero status during his time at Anfield and is clearly still on good terms with the Spaniard, who welcomes his old left-back to the north east.

Traore, who is now the Seattle Sounders assistant manager, stood with the Newcastle boss on the sidelines to observe the session ahead of the Magpies' game against Wolves on Saturday. 

Djimi Traore (left) and Rafa Benitez posed for pictures at Newcastle's training ground

Benitez shared some of his wisdom with the Seattle Sounders assistant manager 

Traore became a cult hero figure at the club and starred in the Champions League final win

The pair also posed for a picture with DeAndre Yedlin on an overcast day on Tyneside. 

Traore played in the legendary 2005 Champions League victory over AC Milan when Liverpool fought back from 3-0 down to win on penalties.         

After conceding the free kick that led to Paolo Maldini's early opener, he worked hard to redeem himself.

The Newcaste manager and his right back DeAndre Yedlin (right) posed with Traore

Benitez was widely credited with improving Traore's positional play at Liverpool 

The defender improved after the break and produced a goalline clearance to deny Andriy Shevchenko a likely winner. 

But the season after Liverpool's famous triumph, Traore fell out of favour, despite having improved significantly under the tutelage of Benitez. 

Steven Warnock and John Arne Riise moved ahead of him in the pecking order and he was sold to Charlton for £2million in 2006.   

Toshiya Fujita (right) from the Japanese Football Association also joined the pair at training


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