He recalled, “When such a team calls you, you can't say no.
“In a short time, I had gone from the Spanish second division to a team that could win the Premier League, with players like Gerrard, Suarez or Sturridge.
“I had moved on to a completely different football; I realised that beyond the technical quality, I had to raise the level of many other things," he told Rivista Undici.
“Of course, it's true: it would certainly have gone differently if they [Liverpool] had called me at another time, but there are those who throw away fifteen years of their career. After all, I have only wasted a couple of years."
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