At a time when taking pot shots at Managers when leaving to join a new club has become rather fashionable, the latest player to join in the exercise is new West Ham United winger Stewart Downing.
The Liverpool flop, who joined the club for a whopping 20 million pounds, and left it for a figure close to a fourth of that amount, has used the Daily Mirror as his newspaper of choice to make his displeasure known about the manner in which he was shown the Anfield exit.
Downing shared, “I spoke to the manager and he said he wanted me to stay. So I’m disappointed that one minute I was staying and the next minute I’m gone. It was a surprise because it happened so quick. One minute I was in the starting XI for Liverpool, and the next I was on my way to London. I was playing in the team and playing regularly and that’s why I was surprised to be told that a fee had been accepted. It is normally when you are not playing, or you are not in the squad is why you leave.”
Downing is the second player this month to have effectively called Brendan Rodgers a ‘liar’ a feeling that is unlikely to go down well in Liverpool, a club that traditionally prided itself on its values and transparency.