Former Liverpool defender reveals regrets he had at the club

The full-back is now a manager in Italy.

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Liverpool had inconsistent periods in their history before Jurgen Klopp arrived at the club in 2015 and went on to have massive success winning every trophy he possibly could have.

The German manager will be hoping to achieve more silverware this season to make sure he can keep Liverpool competing at the top after they slipped down to fifth last season.

Before his time Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers only had one go at the Premier League title and before him, their last title charge was under Rafael Benitez in 2009 but unfortunately for them, they both finished second.

Benitez though did have big success before that at the club of course winning the Champions League in 2005 whilst also winning the UEFA Super Cup and the FA Cup.

He signed many players whom fans fell in love with but there is one that supporters remember fondly even though he had a short time at the club, in just one week though he made sure he would be in their memories for a long time.

Andrea Dossena joined Liverpool in 2008 and he was there for under two years but in March 2009 he scored his first goal with a ridiculous lob in a battering against Manchester United before going on to grab another goal four days later against Real Madrid.

Those two goals endeared him to fans very much but he has been speaking in a recent interview about the regrets he had whilst at Liverpool.

Andrea Dossena speaks about his time at Liverpool under Rafael Benitez

In an interview with the Liverpool Echo Dossena spoke about how he is getting on with his most recent managerial role at Pro Vercelli in the third tier of Italian football.

Coaching was always his dream as he said: “Since I was 20 years old in my first years as a professional, I understood that in post-football, the only role I liked was the coach.”

He went onto speak about his time at Liverpool and admitted he struggled for periods whilst on Merseyside.

“For a young boy having his first experience abroad, it was certainly not easy,” said the Italian.

Dossena continued saying: “The Premier League is very different from the Serie A and, unfortunately for us Italians, much more beautiful.

“In Italy we have a culture of work that is much more based on quantity, while you (are very good at having an optimal quantity, quality ratio.

“In my opinion we lack this in order to adapt to your football because when we no longer work, as the quantity contains, the quality decreases accordingly.

“At least this was my problem in my case. I came from a culture of a lot of weekly work and in Liverpool we played every three days and we never trained. I would have had to train in my personal time so that at the time of my employment, I could have been at my 100%.

“I spoke to Benitez, I wasn’t physically well. It wasn’t his fault but I understood that I had to work on my own.

“But being inexperienced I didn’t do it. My fault.”

When Dossena left Liverpool in 2010 he went back to Italy and joined Napoli were he had a successful three years as he won the Coppa Italia in 2012.

He did return to England as he joined Sunderland during the 2013/14 campaign which was an infamous one for Liverpool.

However he was never a consistent starter as he only made 11 appearances in all competitions for them but he may come back to England for a third time if his coaching career gives him the chance.

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