Former Premier League midfielder Lee Bowyer has revealed he was ‘midway by way of a medical’ at Liverpool earlier than backing out of a switch from Leeds United.
The England worldwide, who spent nearly all of his profession at Elland Highway, claimed not becoming a member of Gerard Houllier’s aspect was ‘my greatest remorse in soccer’.
The 46-year-old went onto signal for West Ham after leaving Leeds however that transfer lasted simply six months earlier than he accomplished a change to Newcastle United.
“I used to be very shut [to joining Liverpool] – I used to be midway by way of a medical however it simply didn’t really feel proper for me on the time,” Bowyer solely instructed MNF Retro (by way of Each day Star).
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“That’s my greatest remorse in soccer not going to Liverpool at the moment,” he admitted. “If I may’ve turned the clock again I’d’ve gone. Wanting again, I made the improper determination. I knew my time was coming to an finish at Leeds due to some issues behind the scenes that didn’t sit properly with me so I knew it was my time to go.”
He added: “I assumed doing one other 5 years up north being a good distance away from my household after doing six years at Leeds didn’t sit proper however in spite of everything that I ended up going to Newcastle which is even additional away, so it is unnecessary!
The midfielder has since started a profession in administration with Charlton Athletic, Birmingham Metropolis and now at the moment in command of the Montserrat nationwide staff.
It’s fascinating to listen to him reveal how shut he was to becoming a member of the Reds virtually 20 years on from his failed switch and it’s fairly clearly an enormous remorse of Bowyer’s that he didn’t full a transfer to Merseyside.
The 46-year-old could very properly have been part of the Liverpool aspect that received the Champions League beneath Rafa Benitez in 2005 had he went forward together with his switch to L4 – however hindsight is a superb factor!
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