Premier League - Meireles: I'm no Judas

Sun, 04 Sep 16:05:00 2011

Raul Meireles has defended his deadline-day transfer from Liverpool to Chelsea, saying it was not motivated by money.

Liverpool's Raul Meireles holds his head during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England August 13, 2011. - 0

The midfielder made a surprise £12 million move from Anfield to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, shortly after handing in a transfer request.

The Portuguese found himself marginalised following the summer arrivals of Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam, but claimed he left Liverpool on good terms.

"These are things that happen in football. I can only say good things about Liverpool, it was a fantastic year," Meireles told RTPN.

"People think I am a Judas and that it was because of the money. It was not because of that, I will explain it later, things are still fresh.

"It all happened very fast. I am not the only one to blame for my exit from Liverpool, but I will never stop loving the club and I have great friends there."


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