Tag: Albert Riera


Former Liverpool player Albert Riera has heaped praise on the Reds’ current manager, Jurgen Klopp, insisting that the German tactician is a great manager and that he wished he had played under him at Liverpool. Klopp has indeed proved that he is currently one of the best managers around for his exploits at Anfield in recent years and has also earned his status as one of the top managers in the game.



After leaving German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund some years ago and switched to England, not a lot of people would have correctly predicted that he would become champion of not just England but across Europe as well. The former Dortmund boss inherited an average squad when he first joined Liverpool and one of the tasks he had to handle was to get rid of the lackluster players in the squad and also being in those top players who would spearhead the club into title glory.
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Here is a recap a lot of Albert Riera’s fans may not be finding pleasing. Or to say the least, one they would not be celebrating or excited about. While fans of former footballers around the world would shower praises and encomiums on their favorite players for the playing career they had, the same may not be said about former Spain international winger Albert Riera, and it comes as no surprise at all.

The player himself may also not be fascinated by the fact that it’s the anniversary of the day he decided to hang his boots and quit playing football finally. This is due to the fact that even the playing career was not an enjoyed one, so there’s little or no reason for it to be celebrated in the first place.
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Albert Riera, one of the players Rafael Benitez signed during his revolution at Anfield, has called time on his illustrious footballing career. The Spaniard was one of Benitez’s first signings when he arrived at Liverpool in 2008.

The Spaniard was without a club for two years before deciding on his retirement. He last featured for Liverpool in a master’s tournament in Singapore in 2017.
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As players age but want to remain active in the game, many have had to move to strange obscure players where they can get the opportunity to continue to ply their trade. There have been many instances where players move to unheard or rarely heard places in football just to stay relevant.

One of the Italian stars of the 2006 World Cup winning team, Gianluca Zambrotta was one that might not be as heard of, despite his contributions. He did almost as much as Fabio Cannavaro, who would go on to win the Best Player Award and he defended like Alessandro Nesta, who received critical acclaim.
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Albert Riera turned to Free Agent

Albert Riera turned into a free agent after the Spanish left-back was sacked by Udinese due to him attending a poker tournament instead of playing a league match with his club against Chievo Verona.

The Spanish player who is 33 year old has now hinted that he would like to make a return to Mallorca which was the first professional club of his career that he joined back in a few years ago in 2000.

‘’For me, Mallorca is always an option. My idea is to wait until a realistic chance or offer is made for me to make a return to Mallorca. For now my intention is to train with the group and if there is an offer made to me then discussions will be held but I truly desire to play once more for Mallorca. Continue Reading