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Christian Ziege regrets leaving Middlesbrough for Liverpool

Christian Ziege admits he regrets leaving Middlesbrough for Liverpool.

The former Germany fullback is now coaching FC Pinzgau Saalfelden of Austria's third tier.

Ziege had a season with Middlesbrough before Liverpool activated a £5.5million release clause.

He told the Daily Mail: "I didn't play enough and still don't know why. I scored a penalty in the shootout to win the League Cup but then didn't play in the FA or UEFA Cup finals.

"Gerard Houllier had a problem that he never bothered to explain. It made me think, 'If I'm a coach, I'll always tell my players the truth'."

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