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Gerrard: Selling Meireles To Chelsea Was The Right Decision

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard feels it was the right decision to sell Raul Meireles to Chelsea.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard feels it was the right decision to sell Raul Meireles to Chelsea.

The Portuguese winger submitted a transfer request in the finals hours of the transfer deadline and with just minutes to spare the midfielder completed a £12million to West London and Gerrard believes the decision was right for all parties.

“It was a bit of a surprise because of the timing,” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.

“I don’t think Raul had been too happy because he wanted more game time, but the players who have been playing before him have been doing really well .

“He put in a transfer request and I’m sure Kenny and Damien (Comolli) thought if he’s going to be unhappy and doesn’t want to be here then it was better to move him on.

“It was probably the right decision and we got good money back for him.”

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  1. Meireles

    September 6, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Am not a winger damn it!!!!!

    • anders

      September 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      we don’t wanna know, solve ya probs with cfc

  2. BlueLove

    September 6, 2011 at 11:50 am

    “Gerrard says” – don’t make me laugh, this is the guy that thought Joe Cole was Liverpool’s answer to Messi!

    • alan

      September 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm


      He said Joe Cole was “Better than Messi”


  3. J.Cole

    September 6, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    You’re both wrong, he said I had more potential than Messi at the same age.

    • alan

      September 6, 2011 at 12:27 pm


      Messi can do some amazing things, but anything he can do Joe can do as well, if not better,” the Liverpool captain told Match of the Day magazine.

  4. King Kenny

    September 6, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Articles on this site have gone rapidly downhill….

  5. Avwerosuo ohwaruah

    September 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Well,i completely agree with steven gerrard. Raul needs to play regular football. Good luck for him.

  6. pepe

    September 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    liverpool will eat their liver selling him

  7. AVB

    September 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Raul is gud dats y we sign him… So leave him 4 me, bt mata is beta dan him..Lol

    • Collins English Dictionary

      September 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm

      Please use proper English.
      You tosspott.

  8. Adim Aguero

    September 6, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Raul Raul Raul… Just dey hala every wer, soon every body go shout sturidge…. Lol

  9. Deem

    September 6, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Raul M, exceptional player. I would have done the same knowing that i could get more game time somewhere else. Good luck RM. The REDS will still be up there without you.

  10. Philips

    September 6, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    When a player is not with in his current club, i think its right decision to sell him. Raul is a gud player for LFC, we really loose a playmaker.

  11. yo

    September 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    suarez much better when raul m playing. i dont know if henderson and the scottish midfielder could link with suarez. judging from the last 3 games, i think it’ll be hard for suarez

  12. Sylvergreat

    September 7, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Get more games bc chelsick midfied is dead.hard luck merciless.

  13. muchyman

    September 7, 2011 at 4:00 am

    u’all shuld quit sayin nonsense,RM isnt a bad buy and i believe AVB knws wot he is doing. Blues 4 life

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  15. tunde

    September 7, 2011 at 7:57 am

    merieles is a gud playa i wish him gudluck at chelsea.

  16. Larrol

    September 7, 2011 at 8:37 am

    With Raul or no Raul,Suarez remains Suarez,and Lfc still Lfc!

  17. Larrol

    September 7, 2011 at 8:40 am

    With Raul or no Raul,Suarez remains Suarez,and Lfc still Lfc!But wishing him well at chelsea

  18. Junior

    September 7, 2011 at 9:02 am

    am a LFC fan and Gerrard is my best player BUT to be honest he says some stupid things sometimes or riduculous comments…
    1. joe cole is nowhere near messi
    2. its not meireless’s fault that he had to leave gerrard, he obviously wanted to play here but after seeing his playing time reduce and his wages not increased if i was him i wud av left look at it from meireless’s view.

  19. C. Adam

    September 7, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Well I’m glad he s gone, he was an average Joe in my book and chelski are welcome to him.

  20. john

    September 7, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Raul go to Chelsea? yes…he want to play UEFA Champions League…Liverpool play europe cup only…(Liverpool Standard)

  21. Jnr natho

    September 7, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Raul no raul .m.lfc we stil be firm bt he left bcs of iregular playin bt i wonda if he b half futured at chelsea

  22. Ashrock

    September 7, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Raul M ws gud bt dat does nt min we dnt hv beta midfieldas. Charlie n henderson r also gud n we hv our skipa cmin bk 4rm injury.its jst dat d timin ws bad bt we wil stil be us. We neva walk alone!!!!!!!!

    • mr.teacher

      September 7, 2011 at 11:30 am

      I think I understand your sentiments, but seriously Ashrock, you need to make more of an effort with your spelling and grammar. 2/10. Ask your mum to buy some books.

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