Kevin Stewart believes leaving Liverpool was the only thing he could do for his career – as he approaches his 24th birthday.
The Englishman was recently sold to Hull for around £8m, a tidy profit considering we captured him for free off Spurs a few years back.
During his three year Liverpool stint, Stewart made 11 Premier League appearances – so we undoubtedly got a good deal.
Hull are in the Championship and are likely to make him an automatic starter, so we can completely understand his decision to depart.
Stewart told the Hull Daily Mail, cited by Sky Sports: “I didn’t feel as though I could risk staying at Liverpool for another year and just play five to 10 games.
“That wouldn’t have been enough for me if I want to progress and go to the next level. That’s what I can do here.
“I think this is the safer and better option for my career.
“I’ve found myself getting frustrated at Liverpool.
“I had some great times there and I don’t regret it but it feels as though I’ve left at just the right time. Liverpool gave me a great platform to get this move.”
With Lucas also departing this summer, Liverpool are likely to bring in a new central midfielder at some point.
Naby Keita is the blatant no.1 target, but there’s no guarantee we’ll secure the brilliant Guinean.
If any more bids are rejected for the 22-year-old, we’re likely to turn our attention elsewhere, although as of yet, there’s little indication as to who the alternative option will be.