Borussia Dortmund loanee Nuri Sahin has spoken of his anger with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who forced the Turkish international to play out of position during his spell at Anfield.
Sahin joined on a season long-loan from Real Madrid in the summer a deal that was cut short in January after making just 12 appearances for The Reds in the first half of the campaign.
The 24 year old has returned to former club Dortmund for the rest of the season, and has featured seven times already as the Bundesliga champions look to continue to make strides in the Champions League, where they have reached the quarter final stage after defeating Shakhtar Donetsk.
And Sahin says having returned to north-west Germany he is enjoying his football once again, in stark contrast to his spell at Liverpool.
"I did not fail at Liverpool," Sahin said.
"Brendan Rodgers wanted me to play as a '10'. But I do not play behind the forwards. I spoke with him and asked him why I was playing there. It is not my real position.
"The boss could not answer me... Still, I am not sorry about it. To play in the red jersey and be in Anfield is something marvellous.
"Maybe if I had not gone there I would not have been able to return to Borussia Dortmund. For that, I am happy. But I have left Brendan Rodgers, thanks be to God.
"I feel well physically and mentally, everything is perfect. After returning to Germany I feel much better. Here my objective is to stay in second place, because the Bundesliga title is difficult. But, with a little bit of luck, we want to go for the Champions League."
Such is Liverpool's unbalanced squad; Sahin's opportunities were always liable to be limited, given the emergence of Suso and the return to full fitness of captain Steve Gerrard and Brazilian Lucas Leiva.
Rodgers' philosophy at Liverpool had taken time to filter through to the squad but early season problems having made way for a run of form which has taken the club into the Premier League top six.