Stamford Bridge midfielder can’t understand why Liverpool sold him.
Chelsea summer signing Raul Meireles has cast light on his transfer from Liverpool on deadline day.
“All I have to say is that I had one promise at Liverpool which wasn’t fulfilled,” said Meireles in the Chelsea press conference prior to their UEFA Champions League clash against Bayer Leverkusen.
“It’s not the only thing to blame. But that’s why the Liverpool fans are unsure why I left.”
“I was aware that Liverpool wanted to sell me in the summer, which was a bit surprising to me,” said Meireles, who was reluctant to discuss his relationship with Reds boss Kenny Dalglish.
“There’s no point touching this subject any more.
“I was a bit surprised, but now I’m just concentrating on my present and future, and that’s with Chelsea.”
Even so, Meireles was pleased to have been offered a further chance to impress in England with Stamford Bridge.
“When Chelsea showed interest, it was like a golden opportunity,” he said.
“I’m here now, it’s a new adventure, and I want to do well here.”