Former Liverpool striker Robbie Keane has hinted that he felt he was never given any respect by Reds boss Rafa Benitez during his brief career at Anfield.
The Republic of Ireland striker believes Benitez played a massive part in his downfall on Merseyside, even suggesting things would have been better with a different boss.
“When you’ve been around for a while as a player, all you want is a bit of respect and to be treated the way you feel you deserve to be,” he told Icon Magazine.
“Of course I wish it had gone differently, but I have no regrets.
“I do believe with a different manager it would have worked for me, but different managers have different methods and some have different ideas than those you are used to or believe in.”
But Keane says he bares no grudge against his former Spanish manager. “People have their own opinions of Benitez.
“I have nothing against him and will leave people to make their own minds up about him.”