Cisse had an unhappy exit from Liverpool in 2006, when he claimed that Benitez was trying to force him out.
He told the Mirror: "I don't want to judge the manager. But I didn't want to leave the club. It is the same for other players as well. I had a good goalscoring record for the club and I'm still very proud of that.
"I had a fantastic relationship with the fans. I've been back twice, with Sunderland and Marseille, and had a fantastic reception both times.
"That shows how strong my relationship is with the supporters. That comes, I suppose, from the Champions League success in 2005. That was a very special time and I would love to see that happen again for the club."