Former Liverpool striker Robbie Keane has spoken out about his disappointing and short-lived stint at the club, which saw him move back to Tottenham Hotspur after just six months last week.
Keane never managed to impress Reds boss Rafa Benitez enough to hold down a first team place, scoring only 5 goals in 19 appearances, and was eventually dropped from the squad.
Keane, set to start for Spurs in tomorrow’s North London local derby against Arsenal at White Hart Lane (kick-off 1.30pm), says he did all he could to win Benitez over during his time on Merseyside.
“Sometimes the manager doesn’t fancy you, its as simple as that,” he said.
“If I was a bad egg around the place I could understand that, but I worked every day in training.
“I went to Liverpool and, for whatever reason, it didn’t work out. It is just disappointing that there were some opportunities I didn’t get.
“The most disappointing thing was getting left out of the squad. I found that difficult to take because since I have been a professional, I’ve never been left out of a squad for that reason.”