He told the Anfield Wrap: "I was devastated. I obviously made a decision not to sign a year extension to go to America, whereas if I'd took the extension, I might have got six months under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp.
"But obviously being under Brendan's management at the time, I was getting told my game time was going to get less and less. I didn't want to be a sub for Liverpool, I didn't want to be a squad player. I still felt that I was the best midfielder there at the time.
"But in hindsight, if I'd have knew what was gonna come off, 100%, I'd have signed the year extension, and I'd have put up with four to five months of Brendan to get six months of Klopp, for sure."