• David Tyrer

Argentine admits big regret at leaving LFC

It was a short-lived career at Anfield for young Argentinian left-back, Emiliano Insua. He was signed as a huge prospect under Rafa Benitez but left within 3 years.


Joining in 2007 from Boca Juniors, the full back showed a lot of potential and was a real prospect under Benitez, playing 62 times in a Red shirt.


Of course, a large part of the reason that Insua left was the awful, incompetence of Roy Hodgson, who managed to get rid of a handful of decent players in his 6 months in charge.


But the now 31 year old Argentina international regrets his decision to leave the club. A decision, he says, that was partly forced by Hodgson himself.


He told MLSSoccer.com: "Maybe that was a mistake for me to leave.


"I was very young. Roy Hodgson in that moment told me that I will not play regularly, so I left the club. If this situation would come again for me, I would stay and fight for my place. I was in a great situation with Liverpool."


Insua has since gone on to have a very successful career, playing over 300 games across several continents, now playing for LA Galaxy.


But he realised he should've stayed, after seeing the horrendous Paul Konchesky loaned out not long after he'd left himself.


He said: "Yeah, yeah, Konchesky.


"I remember. After six months I was like, 'Why? Why did I have to leave?'


"You never know, of course it’d be different. Sometimes in football one decision can change a lot in your career. You never know what would happen if I stayed at Liverpool."



 
 

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