Brad`s Liverpool 'blip'
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The United States international is rated by Rovers boss Graeme Souness as one of the best keepers in The Premiership, and was in sensational form during the surprise away win at Arsenal last Saturday.
After playing under Souness at Galatasaray, it was an easy decision for the American to head for Ewood Park, and it is certainly paying off for the World Cup star.
"I think my time at Liverpool was a blip in my career," conceded the 31-year-old.
"Things were not run like at any other club I'd been at or as it was in my youth days.
"It was just one of those things. The whole club was in transition.
"Mr (Gerard) Houllier came in and made a lot of changes, and I was one of them.
"That was basically it in a nut-shell. There was nothing more or less to it."
Friedel may have to be on top of his game again when Rovers do battle with Celtic in the eagerly-anticipated Uefa Cup clash on Thursday evening.