Chris Mavinga, som var ordinarie i det Frankrike som vann U19-EM tidigare i somras, är den första spelaren som har gått ut och kritiserat Roy Hodgson. Förra säsongen tränade Mavinga med Liverpools A-lag, men nu är han tillbaka i reservlaget, och därav de arga orden.
’I am disappointed,’ säger Mavinga till The Daily Mail. ’I thought that with the success I had with France and what I produced on the training ground I would have the opportunity to train with the first team and play bits of games.
’But a new coach arrived. Roy Hodgson, who replaced Rafael Benitez, is changing the organization of the club and is trying to encourage English players ahead of foreign ones, unlike his predecessor.
’He clearly stated he wanted to remake Liverpool into an English club.’
Mavinga hoppas kunna lämna i januari.
’I love the club, but if the situation requires me to go, I will,’ säger fransmannen. ’I’m not asking to contest a full season in the first team. I’m just demanding a fair opportunity to train, then later have a little game time.
’This is a logical progression and if I stay with the reserves, it is the brake. I hope to find a new club. Liverpool are not keen to loan me.
’If I’m not leaving this summer, I hope I can do it in January, if my situation does not change by then.’