He told the Lundh podcast: "Some live in that bubble, that you play for Liverpool and just believe in it to the last. Some of my group was left with the reserves as 22-year-olds.
"One was hoping in the end to become a Liverpool player. I did not want to be one of them, I wanted to get my experience and went to the Dutch league, because it was a good step to take for me.
"I'd rather have 25 matches in the Dutch league in a season than one or two with Liverpool."