Nuri Sahin only managed a short-lived spell at Anfield before cutting his loan spell short…
Former Liverpool loanee Nuri Sahin, who played just 12 times for the club before cutting short his loan spell in early 2013, has revealed that Brendan Rodgers was behind his abrupt departure.
The Turkish international spent the first six months of 2012-13 with the club, on loan from Real Madrid, before the spell was terminated early to allow him to re-join former club Borussia Dortmund.
Sahin scored three times for the Reds, but recently insisted that it was Rodgers’ refusal to play him in his preferred position that caused him to leave.
He told Turkish broadcaster TRT: “I went to Liverpool because of my love for the Premier League. After scoring a few goals the manager started playing me behind the striker which does not suit my game.
The 26-year-old, who is now back with Dortmund on a permanent basis, added: “Despite my love for the club and the fans, I had to leave due to the managers insistence on playing me in that role.”