Meireles: Liverpool Broke Promises & Forced Me To Leave
Raul Meireles has hit out at his former club after claiming Liverpool broke a promise and forced him to hand in a transfer request before his move to Chelsea.
The playmaker admits he had no intention of leaving Anfield this summer but the 28-year old insists the club wanted to sell him.
“All I have to say is that I had one promise at Liverpool which wasn’t fulfilled,” said the midfielder.
“It’s not the only thing to blame. But that’s why the Liverpool fans are unsure why I left.”
He added: “Liverpool asked me to hand in a transfer request, so that’s normal.”
Meireles admitted he was stunned to discover he had been made available for transfer.
“I was aware that Liverpool wanted to sell me in the summer, which was a bit surprising to me,” said Meireles, who was reluctant to discuss his relationship with Reds boss Kenny Dalglish.
“There’s no point touching this subject any more.
“I was a bit surprised, but now I’m just concentrating on my present and future, and that’s with Chelsea.”
“When Chelsea showed interest, it was like a golden opportunity,” he said.
“I’m here now, it’s a new adventure, and I want to do well here.”
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