Nuri Sahin 'thanked god' when leaving Brendan Rodgers, but prefers Liverpool to Real Madrid

Nuri Sahin Penalty

The Turkish midfielder has been speaking about his eventful career to date.

In the summer of 2012 there was a transfer wrangle in the Premier League and across Europe for the services of Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin.

In the end it boiled down to two teams, Liverpool and Arsenal.

In reality, he kind of signed for both. He was pictured in his new Arsenal kit after he reportedly agreed a move to The Emirates, but Real could not agree terms with The Gunners so the plug was pulled on the deal.

So he instead went to Liverpool until the end of the season - or at least he was supposed to.

He had a torrid time at Anfield, spending time playing out of position or on the subs bench - in the end cancelling the loan deal in January 2013.

When he left the club he had this to say, as reported by The Guardian:

"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."

But now he has revealed how he prefers Liverpool to Real Madrid, even though Borussia Dortmund are still his beloved. Speaking in an interview with Ntvspor, the Mirror report Sahin as stating:

"The Bundesliga fans like loyalty. Dortmund is the only place that I feel at home. Dortmund is my home.

"Madrid is a bit different, every player dreams about it. Madrid fans are familiar with success. They feel excited only by the El Clasico or the Champions League. Liverpool and Dortmund are different, especially Dortmund."

While Sahin is generally considered a Liverpool flop, with good reason, he still clearly has a resonance with the Anfield faithful and perhaps wishes it had all gone a little differently in England.

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