Lee Bowyer had a hugely successful playing career which spanned over a total of 18 years.
He made a name for himself as a tough-tackling midfielder at the likes of Newcastle United and Leeds United most notably, where he made over 200 appearances for the Whites.
Bowyer is now in charge of Championship side Charlton Athletic, and will be hoping that he can lead his team to survival in the second tier.
But he has had one regret in his playing career, with a failed move to a Premier League giant earlier in his career.
Speaking in an interview on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, the Addicks boss revealed that he had a medical with Liverpool, before pulling out of the move to Anfield.
“I was very close [to joining Liverpool]. I was halfway through a medical.
“It just didn’t feel right for me at the time, and if I’m honest that’s probably my biggest regret in football not going to Liverpool at that time.”
Bowyer admitted that he made the wrong decision in not moving to Liverpool though, and claimed as though it wasn’t the ideal time for a move to the Premier League giants.
“If I could turn the clock back I’d have definitely gone, but it just didn’t feel right for me at the time and that was the decision I made.
“Looking back that was the wrong one I think.”
Due to recent events, the Championship isn’t set to get back underway until the 30th April at the earliest, although that could change in the future.
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He’ll definitely have regrets over not moving to Liverpool.
Bowyer was an excellent player back in his playing days with Leeds United, and I think he would have been an excellent addition to the Liverpool side at the time.
There’s no time like the present though, so I’m surprised that he’s said it wasn’t the right time for him to move to Anfield, and to one of the biggest clubs in world football.
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