Barcelona midfielder Mascherano: I left Liverpool because of owners

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano says the reason he left Liverpool was their previous American owners.

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano says the reason he left Liverpool was their previous American owners.

Mascherano, 26, insists it is also why the Kop failed to qualify for this season's Champions League.

He told The Sun: "While Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United were spending big money, Liverpool couldn't because they had no money.

"The situation is clear to me. When you want to fight for big things, titles, you must have a big team to win.

"But, at Liverpool, that wasn't the case.

"That was the main reason we didn't qualify for the Champions League and all players want to test themselves at that level."

 
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