Mascherano: Right time to leave Liverpool

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano says it was the right time to leave Liverpool.

Mascherano quit the Reds in the summer for Barca.

He said: "It is not easy to leave a team when you have been there almost four years.

"The Liverpool people and fans treated me very well. I cannot say anything against them and they will always be in my heart.

"But, though it was difficult, I knew my time there was over. Finished. I needed to go."

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