Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez was disappointed he was not asked to return over the summer. Brendan Rodgers was instead the man to take the helm but the former Swansea boss has endured a difficult start with just one point from three games.
"It was strange not to be approached," Benitez told the Irish Independent.
"We know the club, the players, the Academy and we have even more experience now...the fans were positive about the idea.
"We used to play so many important games that it seemed it was normal and it wasn't."