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On reasons for the move :

When I was in Porto, I knew that I wanted to go and the club wanted to sell me, and I only had to wait for the right choice, he told the official Chelsea website. I made the right choice last year to come to England and to come to Liverpool.

This year was different because I knew that I didn't want to leave Liverpool. I felt that the new owners didn't want to sell me but, when I knew that Chelsea and Andre wanted me, it convinced me.

It was strange, because I knew of the interest of Chelsea, and the interest of the coach, and it was a pleasure to come to this club, but it was strange because it was on the last day. The people think that I wanted to leave [but] it is only because Chelsea wanted me. For Andre to want me, that is why I wanted to go.

On his new teammates -

I have a lot of friends here, Portuguese players that I know from Porto and the national team, and Jose Bosingwa helped me a lot in these first days," he said. "I know that Chelsea is a great club, one of the best clubs in the world, and it is not too difficult to convince me to come.

Paulo and Hilario I know well, and Ramires and David Luiz I know from the Portuguese League, where they did a very good job in Benfica. They were very difficult opponents.

Ramires only played one year in Portugal and that year they won the championship and he is a fantastic footballer. David Luiz also was very good. We talk the same language so now it is easy.

On what he wants to offer -

I like to play in midfield but for me it is more important that I play and I help the team so if the coach wants to put me in another place, I want to do my job and do my job well.

http://soccernet.esp...ol-exit?cc=4716

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Hardly. £55k a week is low-paying by football standards.

None the less, it's well known a reason for his departure was the failure of new owners to give him a pay-rise promised to him before they came in xD

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Hey Liverpool fan here.

Really sad to see Raul go, was a great player and we will miss his qualities in our midfield, you guys got a great deal I am not sure if he was the player you needed but he is class nontheless and I'll miss him.

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Hey Liverpool fan here.

Really sad to see Raul go, was a great player and we will miss his qualities in our midfield, you guys got a great deal I am not sure if he was the player you needed but he is class nontheless and I'll miss him.

Hey mate thanks for stopping by and posting :)

I honestly think Raul will be a great success here. 90% of forum cried when we got Benayoun, but when he left for Arse almost everyone was sad.

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Some players are always under rated and it's hard to know why sometimes... I personally do have no doubts about Meireles and even less than we paid him so cheaply

How much did Liverpool payed for him?

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You know I don't think they give a fuck about that 1/2 million now they did put 22m on the table for Downing :lol:

Which we paid for with Torres + Miereles + Yossi.

Good to see they didn't spend it wisely :whistling:

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Why he shaved of his hair when he came to Liverpool.

Meireles said:

“This is the English style!I did not have too much hair before. My first game, against Birmingham, I saw a photo in the newspaper, and I was doing a cross and in the picture it looked like I did not have hair. So I cut it off. My daughter shaved it off. She is six. It is a little dangerous, but I trust her. I am happy with the job she did. It was not because everyone looks tough. I did not like that photo. The weather here, with the wind and the rain, it is not good for your hair. I am better this way.”

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Meireles - 97 touches, 80 passes, 90% completion, 7 long balls, 2 through balls, 4 key passes, 4 interceptions

Very impressed with him today, if he carries on playing the way he did, we have got a very very good signing.

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