When Liverpool terminated the 12 month loan-spell of Turkish international Nuri Sahin six months short he had some choice words to say about the way he was integrated into the system at Liverpool:
"I did not fail at Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers wanted me to play as a number 10. But I do not play behind the strikers. I talked to him and asked him why he was playing me there. It is not my real position. The coach could not answer me... Thank God I have left Brendan Rodgers."
It was the culmination of a busy period for Sahin. Before arriving at Anfield he had posed in an Arsenal shirt as the Gunners and Real Madrid wrangled over a potential future transfer fee.
In the end he moved to Liverpool for an unhappy and unsuccessful spell.
He spent the last months of that season on loan at his former club Borussia Dortmund and he continued at the club beyond the end of the season - and has had an impressive season in the heart of an injury ravaged Dortmund midfield this season.
But it seems that today he was getting something all wrong.
While Rodgers may not have played him in his favourite position - at least he never gave him a public dressing down Jurgen Klopp style.
With Die Schwarzgelben struggling to get a foothold on the game they were leading 1-0 against the relegation battlers Klopp was obviously furious with something Sahin was or was not doing - and he certainly let him know all about it before hauling him off after 63 minutes...
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