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Real Madrid coach Michel slams Liverpool's Bruna capture

Real Madrid legend and junior coach Michel has criticised Liverpool over their capture of Argentine youngster Gerardo Bruna.

"I was surprised when he left," Michel told AS, "because he had been with us for three years and as soon as he was about to mature, Liverpool took him.

"In England, when they see one they like, they take him. They sign the player to a professional contract and put him in the reserve team, that does not play competitively.

"How many young players taken by Liverpool, Chelsea or Arsenal have actually played for their first team and how many have returned?"

Bruna made his debut for Liverpool's reserves in yesterday's 0-0 draw with Blackburn.

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