And now Gerrard has lifted the lid on how Benitez impressed the midfielder to supply his best possible performances within the well-known all-red equipment.
Under the Spaniard’s tenure, Gerrard installed an impressive efficiency within the memorable 2005 Champions League ultimate win over AC Milan.
But Gerrard got here with regards to leaving Anfield in 2005 when he grew to become down a £100,000-per-week contract be offering after the Reds rejected a £32million bid for the midfielder from Chelsea.
Speaking to BBC Radio five reside about Benitez’s man-management taste, Gerrard stated: “It’s a troublesome one to give an explanation for – occasionally I’ve spoken about Rafa and discussed the phrase ‘cold’ [to describe Benitez].
“And some folks take that the incorrect approach and suppose you’ve fallen out with him and that you just don’t get on with him.
“I feel it’s simply he’s very other on the subject of taste to mention a Brendan Rodgers or Gerard Houllier.
“They centered a lot at the guy leadership and were given actually with regards to the avid gamers and communicate to them so much clear of the sport.
“Rafa doesn’t actually get enthusiastic about that type of stuff. He’s only a other taste of supervisor and other taste of guy leadership.”
Benitez left Liverpool in 2010 after best guiding the group to 7th within the Premier League, and lacking out on Champions League qualification.
Gerrard went on to mention that the present Newcastle supervisor used to take a look at to impress him into giant performances forward of an important video games.
“He’d possibly have a little bit little bit of a pop at me or be a little bit crucial on the proper instances the place he knew he’d get a response from me going into giant video games,” he added.
“Or if I’d scored two targets in a recreation – he’d take me off figuring out that I’d be disappointed with that and I’d be fired as much as end up him incorrect.
“He aLways leaves you the place you’ve were given to take a look at and galvanize him and all the time leaves the connection the place you’re seeking to get reward out of him – it’s like seeking to get blood out of a stone.
“He all the time makes a speciality of small main points, an overly organised trainer and makes positive persons are well-drilled in each place after which he is going throughout the gadgets.”
Benitez has guided Newcastle to a few wins and 3 defeats thus far of their first season again within the Premier League.
The Magpies meet Liverpool of their subsequent Premier League fixture at St. James’ Park on Sunday (16:30).