Date:12th September 2011 at 11:00pm
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Raul Meireles spoke out today (Monday) about his departure from Liverpool and he said there was one promise Liverpool broke and that caused him to leave. Now what could this broken promise be?

Meireles said: “All I have to say is that I had one promise at Liverpool which wasn’t fulfilled.

“It’s not the only thing to blame. But that’s why the Liverpool fans are unsure why I left.”

He added: “Liverpool asked me to hand in a transfer request, so that’s normal.”

“I was aware that Liverpool wanted to sell me in the summer, which was a bit surprising to me.

“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.”

Looking back at the history and speculation surrounding Meireles at Liverpool, he was signed by Roy Hodgson from Porto and there is a suggestion that he was given a low wage contract when he signed with the ‘promise’ that his salary would be doubled if he had a good season for Liverpool. Now Meireles went on to play very well under Kenny Dalglish and that surely would have prompted Liverpool to offer him a new contract as per agreement with Hodgson.

But since Hodgson got sacked, it sounds like the promise to Meireles also went. But surely such an agreement would have been down on paper? What other promise could Liverpool have made to Meireles that they broke?