The England international joined Liverpool last month from the Citizens and says that he was never trusted enough or respected enough by his previous employers
The former Aston Villa midfielder says that when he first arrived in Manchester, he was told that he was going to be a big part of the club and that he will always get enough opportunities to showcase his worth to the club. However, the player feels that promises were broken by the cash laden club and also said that things always changed when it came to big matches where he often started from the bench.
“I had a lot of conversations with the hierarchy at City and they never said a bad word about me. It was just their opinions on where I fitted in,” the Express quoted him as saying.
“They saw me as a big part of the club. However, when it came to getting to finals, and things like that, the default was for me not to play.
“That was the way it is and I want to play as much as I can and look back on my career.
“I could have easily stayed at City and been there another four or five years, being around the club, helping us win things. But over the next few years I wouldn’t have played as much and my game time would have reduced.