Thank GOD I don't play for Rodgers any more! Ex-Liverpool midfielder Sahin (who wasn't very good) sticks boot into Kop boss
13:55 GMT, 14 March 2013
14:19 GMT, 14 March 2013
Nuri Sahin has criticised Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers following his failure to make an impression at Anfield and thanks God he isn't playing for the Northern Irishman any more.
The Turkey midfielder joined Liverpool on a season-long loan from Real Madrid last summer but he made only 12 appearances before the deal was terminated in January.
The 24-year-old claims he was played out of position without explanation by Rodgers and is now glad not to be playing under him.
Parting shot: Sahin exited Anfield in January after just five months at the club
Red alert: Rodgers enjoys a joke with his players during training at the club's Melwood training base
Sahin, now on loan at Borussia Dortmund, told Spanish newspaper AS: '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.
Getting shirty: Sahin is delighted to be back at at Dortmund
'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.'
Sahin made his name at Dortmund before joining Real in 2011.
He said: 'I feel well physically and mentally, everything is perfect. After returning to Germany, I feel much better.'
On the up: Liverpool and Rodgers (right) completed an impressive victory over Spurs at the weekend