Nuri Sahin has told Sport1 his short spell at Liverpool was “very nice” and claims he has nothing bad to say about the “great” club.
The 27-year-old midfielder joined the Merseyside club on a season-long loan from Real Madrid during the 2012-13 campaign but failed to secure regular first-team football, as he made just seven Premier League appearances.
By January, manager Brendan Rogers agreed to allow Sahin to depart Anfield for another loan move, this time to former side Borussia Dortmund.
After completing his short-term deal in the Bundesliga, the Turkey international agreed to re-join the side - managed by current Reds boss Jurgen Klopp - on a permanent basis.
Sahin originally left the German outfit in 2011 for a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, however his time in Spain was hampered by injuries and a lack of match action.
Dortmund are now preparing to welcome Liverpool to Signal Iduna Park for their Europa League quarter-final first-leg contest on Thursday and Sahin says he holds no grudge against his former club, despite an unsuccessful stint.
“I was only three and a half, four months there. It was a short but very nice time. I can not say anything bad about this club,” Sahin told Sport1 in an interview previewing the European clash.
“It was my desire to go back to Borussia.
“What I will never forget is the training ground. You just felt comfortable. It was just football. The club Liverpool is great.
“Even if you have not won a major title since 2005 more, it is still an extremely well-organized team.”