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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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  1. Dale Marlow

    September 14, 2011 at 10:22 am

    So in a nutshell the reason Meireles left Liverpool was MONEY, rather appropriate then that he finds himself at a club built on nothing but (Russian) money.

  2. Gary

    September 14, 2011 at 10:46 am

    If a person did a good job, fulfilled the goals and objectives in his contract, then shouldn’t he be entitled to a pay raise. If you honestly think trying to keep him as a Liverpool player isn’t in the best interest of the club then that is a load of rubbish stubbornness. Paying a little extra to keep him would have been worth it because it adds that extra depth quality to the bench. Man City have so many options, same with United. When Adam isn’t clicking in a game or comes off injured, if Gerrard is injured, who is going to be able to step in and make an impact? Spearing? Shelvey? I thought they wouldn’t make the same mistake with Aquilani again, but they gone and did it again with Meireles too. Our midfield looks really bland now, and the only shining star is a fading Gerrard. Henderson cannot step up, he didn’t have the vision to pick out Suarez for a tap in vs Stoke AND Adam showed why he can be an inconsistent liability.

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