Leicester defender Ben Chilwell has stated that he doesn’t have any regrets for not joining Liverpool. It can be recalled that the young English star was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer of 2016.
However, the left-back who was 19 at the time chose to remain with the Foxes. Meanwhile, current Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers also admitted that he was interested in Chilwell when he was Liverpool boss.
Chilwell, who was speaking ahead of his side’s Premier League visit to Anfield said: ‘I was 17 at the time. My agent was the one dealing with it all, talking to Liverpool and Leicester about the situation.
‘At the time, I was trying to break into the under-21 team at Leicester so I was just focused on getting into that and progressing into the first team here.
‘Definitely no regrets. When I look at how the last four or five years have gone, starting eight games now for the England team is something I’m very happy with.
‘Leicester was the right place for me to be at the time and the older players have helped me a lot. The staff have kept me grounded. Definitely no regrets.’
Chilwell also added that the Leicester squad will try their best to claim a famous victory at Anfield, as Rodgers returns to Anfield for the first time since he was sacked in 2015.
‘He’s loved at the training ground. Everyone knows how good he is. What he’s brought in over the last season or so, he’s freshened it all up, the training’s different every day and he’s improving the players as well.
‘He wants to win games but also wants to improve the team for the future and looking in the long run to where we can be in five years instead of a short fix.
‘Any manager going back to their old stadium will want to get a win. He’s very relaxed, training’s been the same as it has been the whole season.
‘It would be nice to go there and put a performance for the boss.’