Monday, August 17, 2009

Mascherano admits his commitment for the club

Javier Mascherano has admitted that he is very much committed to Liverpool Football Club and is all guns blazing to fight for the title this year.

It is good to hear the commitment from the player itself.Liverpool don't want to loose Mascherano at any cost especially after loosing Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid.

Mascherano said: "Barcelona contacted my agents regarding a possible move.

"But I have always been a professional and have never left a club high and dry, and I was not going to do that this time with Liverpool.

"I will always value the fact Benitez took a chance on me when neither Carlos Tevez nor I were being given chances at West Ham.

"Benitez is someone who is very serious and clear. He spoke with me and told me I was a key player, and that I could not abandon the club just for financial reasons."

Mascherano, who played in Argentina's 3-2 win in Russia in midweek, admits his head was turned by Barca's advances.

But he added: "When Xabi Alonso left for Real Madrid I knew that me also leaving was impossible, but I had already made a commitment with Rafa to stay 100 per cent with the project.

"Last year we were so close to being champions and we'll be back in the title fight again."

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