Meireles in Liverpool move

The Portuguese international said that manager Roy Hodgson played a big part in his decision to move to Anfield.

“Roy Hodgson was key to me coming here because he worked so hard to sign me,” Meireles was quoted as saying in the Daily Express.

“I am Meireles and not Mascherano and that will be clear to the fans. I hope one day the Liverpool fans will remember me for being successful.”