Riera speaks out about his time in Liverpool
Albert Riera has had a very extensive playing career as the Spanish defender has played in numerous leagues from around the world and clubs as well.
Even at the age of 34, he still continues making appearances for his current club, the Slovenian outfit FC Koper.
The experienced defender spent 2 seasons performing with Liverpool and it was a fairly distinctive period of time for Albert Riera as he managed to stand out with impressive performances but in the next season, Riera was surprisingly offloaded from the club as Liverpool accepted an offer from Olympiacos of £6 million.
Riera has recently revealed information in relation to his stay with the Premier League club as he unveiled details concerning to things that occurred in Anfield which angered him and also affected his chances of performing for the 2010 World Cup.
After making a fairly impressive 2008-09 season with Liverpool where he made 28 appearances, he was dropped from the main team and struggled to get consistent playing time in the first team and it’s widely accepted that this drop to the sidelines is the biggest reason of why he was left out from the Spain squad for the 2010 World Cup.
“I was frustrated when I was not included in the Spain squad for the World Cup in 2010 because I hadn’t had a lot of playing time in the Premier League for like two months. So journalists put some words in my mouth saying that the person who was responsible for me not being included in the Spain squad was Rafa. I have a normal relationship with Rafa. I meet him from time to time like at Pepe Reina’s wedding, or some family parties.’’ Albert Riera said.