Rickie Lambert, who as of late resigned from proficient football, trusts his turn to Liverpool in 2014 saw him begin to "drop out of adoration" with the game.
Lambert threw in the towel on October 2, following a 19-year senior profession that saw him play for sides in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two.
Most remarkably he got through with Southampton, following a fruitful spell with Bristol Rovers, appreciating consecutive advancements to achieve the best flight under Nigel Adkins.
His exhibitions with the Saints earned him a £4 million advance to Liverpool of 2014/15, yet he went through only one season with his childhood club, before spells with West Brom and Cardiff City.
Lambert was without a club when he picked to resign, and addressing the Mail to uncover his choice, he said he wound up plainly frustrated when he moved to Anfield.
"In case I'm straightforward it resembled that throughout the previous three years, after I cleared out Southampton," he clarified.
"I didn't play much at Liverpool and it was the same at West Brom and afterward Cardiff.
"I was getting generously compensated yet I never began playing football for the cash.
"Also, when I chose to go to Liverpool I relinquished a normal first-group put and that was the point at which I began to drop out of adoration with it.
"I never ought to have acknowledged being on the seat, despite the fact that Brendan Rodgers had influenced it to clear to me I would be reinforcement for Suarez and Sturridge."
Lambert's turn to Merseyside was viewed as a fantasy move, with the elevated striker depicting it as "returning home," having been discharged as a young person in 1997.
In spite of that, notwithstanding, Lambert was a refined, football-playing striker with a phenomenal record with Southampton.
However, he concedes when he joined the Reds, and a year sooner when he was called into the England squad, there was a bothering learning about that he was of his profundity.
"I was never as speedy or as in fact great as the best players, yet in my own head, when it came to really playing, I could persuade myself I was the best," he said.
"Be that as it may, when I collaborated with England I felt fortunate to be there, and it was the same at Liverpool.
"What's more, when I think back now I understand I lost something rationally as a player, by enabling that to happen."
Lambert scored only three objectives in 36 diversions for Liverpool, yet his opportunity with the club can be viewed as a win, in respect to his childhood.
It is intriguing, however, for the 35-year-old to concede that picking a reinforcement part at Anfield saw his aspirations blur.