Former Liverpool midfielder Nuri Sahin has given an exclusive interview to Turkish magazine Socrates Dergis, and has spoken about his time at Anfield under Brendan Rodgers.
The player joined Liverpool in 2012 on loan from Real Madrid but struggled during his time on Merseyside.
Sahin said under the management of Brendan Rodgers, he was unhappy about being played out of position as he wanted to play a deeper role, but Rodgers insisted on using him further up the pitch: “Liverpool is a huge, huge club. In organisation wise, they are absolutely top class. Now they have the right man in Klopp. In my time, I worked with Brendan Rodgers, his tactical training is fantastic. But he insisted I could play as a No.10, which I couldn’t.”
The Turkish international added: “At first, I started scoring goals which made me feel confident. But once we are in the toughest period of fixtures, away games with the likes of Stoke, I feel I couldn’t contribute to the team.
“After that Jurgen Klopp called me again and wanted me in Dortmund. We sat down and talked with Liverpool and decided it will be the best solution for all parties involved, and I left the club.”
Sahin spent six months at Liverpool, playing just seven Premier League games for the English club, scoring one goal in the competition.
The 30 year old made his name at Borussia Dortmund under current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and was reunited with the German coach in 2013.
He’s now playing for Bundesliga side Werder Bremen after joining the club in the last summer transfer window.