Former Premier League midfielder Lee Bowyer has revealed he was ‘midway by way of a medical’ at Liverpool earlier than pulling out of a transfer from Leeds United.
The England worldwide, who spent most of his profession at Elland Highway, claimed it was ‘my greatest remorse in soccer’ that he was not in Gerard Houllier’s facet.
The 46-year-old signed for West Ham after leaving Leeds, however that transfer lasted simply six months earlier than he accomplished the transfer to Newcastle United.
“I used to be very shut [to joining Liverpool] – I used to be midway by way of medical therapy, but it surely simply did not really feel proper for me on the time,” Bowyer instructed MNF Retro solely (through Day by day Star).
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‘It’s my greatest remorse in soccer that I did not go to Liverpool on the time’ he admitted. “If I might have turned again the clock, I’d have gone. Wanting again, I made the flawed choice. “I knew my time at Leeds was coming to an finish due to just a few issues behind the scenes that did not sit properly with me, so I knew it was my time to go.”
He added: “I assumed spending one other 5 years up north away from my household after working in Leeds for six years wasn’t good, however I ended up going to Newcastle, which is even additional away, so it doesn’t make any sense!
The midfielder has since launched into a managerial profession with Charlton Athletic, Birmingham Metropolis and is now in command of the Montserrat nationwide group.
It is attention-grabbing to listen to him reveal how shut he got here to becoming a member of the Reds, nearly twenty years after his failed switch, and it is clearly Bowyer’s main remorse that he did not full the transfer to Merseyside.
The 46-year-old might very properly have been a part of the Liverpool facet that gained the Champions League underneath Rafa Benitez in 2005 had he gone forward along with his transfer to L4 – however looking back that is an ideal factor!
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