The Spaniard made his return to the Merseyside club for the first time as temporary boss of the Blues yesterday in a match that ended in a 2-2 draw.
The 53-year-old laid flowers outside the ground with a message that read: "For the 96. You'll Never Walk Alone. Rafael Benitez."
Ahead of the clash, Anfield observed a minute's applause for Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams, who lost her battle with cancer last week.