"I like Serie A very much, the level is high and you can see beautiful games," Mascherano told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I'm often in touch with Rafa Benitez, we have a great relationship.
"I'm a grateful person and I remember that Rafa took me from West Ham, where I did not play, and gave me confidence at Liverpool in a team full of great midfielders.
"I'd love to work with him again someday and he knows it. But today I'm at Barcelona and I'm fine there. In the future, we will see."
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