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John Arne Riise disappointed by Liverpool snub

Riise disappointed by Liverpool snub
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Riise claims that the Liverpool faithful wanted him to return to Anfield.

John Arne Riise has admitted that he would have considered a move to former club Liverpool if they had tried harder to sign him.

The Norwegian put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Fulham last week for an undisclosed fee. However, the left-back revealed that Liverpool fans were keen for him to return to Anfield.

"I've heard people say they haven't really replaced me and that is not my concern," ESPN quotes Riise as saying. "If they wanted me back they could have made an effort. I know a few of the fans wanted me back.

“I achieved a lot when I was at Liverpool and this is my type of football.

“I needed a new challenge after that and improved as a player but it was always in my mind to come back."

Despite considering a return to his former club, the 30-year-old has assured Fulham fans that he is looking forward to competing in the Premier League at Craven Cottage.

Riise will potentially be playing alongside his brother Bjorn, who joined the Cottagers in 2009.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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