Liverpool signing Meireles: Difficult decision to leave Porto

Liverpool signing Raul Meireles admits it was difficult to leave Porto in the summer.

Liverpool signing Raul Meireles admits it was difficult to leave Porto in the summer.

Meireles admits that it was a difficult decision to leave Portugal for England, but he is confident that his family will have no problem adjusting to their new surroundings.

"When I knew the coach wanted me, I could only say yes because Liverpool are a big club and I am excited to play here," said Meireles.

"It was difficult to leave Porto because they are my team.

"Like Gerrard and Carragher, I had only played in my city, for Boavista and FC Porto. But now it is a new adventure for me and I am happy and excited.

"I like the city. I've found a house for myself, my wife and my daughter and the city centre is beautiful.

"It reminds me of my town, Porto. People like music here, which I also enjoy and I like the Beatles. I think I am going to be happy in this city.

"My message (to the fans) is I will work a lot to win titles at this club. All the supporters want to win trophies and I want to help this team - and this team can help me."

 
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