Leaving Liverpool was the biggest mistake he made. Was never the same player after he left the current European Champions. Happy retirement.
Remaining at Liverpool would have benefited his career. There is nothing to suggest that Liverpool sold him at the right time. I feel Klopp would have sold him anyway coz he wasn't his type of player.
This guy was so good in his prime. He could do everything and his pace was scary. Injuries really killed his career.
In hindsight we can say anything. If's and when's is not evidence.
Those who only offer pace struggle for success when injuries hit them. Michael Owen and Daniel Sturridge were the same too. They never regained their old form after losing their pace due to injuries.
What hindsight and what ifs and buts? What do you disagree with?
Do you think had he stayed at Liverpool, he would have started banging goals like it was 2007, or would Liverpool have been able to fool a club into paying £50 million for him in 2013/2014, or whenever they decided to sell him?
He didn't just rely on pace . He had excellent technical quality and could hold players off. But those injuries didn't help him physically, once he went on a run of no goals and losing pace his confidence went and he never recovered.
Pace was his major quality. Without that he was gonna struggle just like others who depend on pace have done. His confidence was lost due to the pace no longer frightening opposition defenders.