Kewell - I want to win medals
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Australian star joined The Reds in a controversial £5 million move from Leeds earlier in the summer amidst suggestions that he pocketed £2 million of the fee along with his agent.
Kewell denies the suggestions and insists he is determined to win medals at Anfield as he feels he has under-achieved in his career so far having failed to pick up any silverware at Elland Road.
"I'm not the kind of person who will speak about his team's chances of winning the championship. I leave all of that to the manager," said Kewell.
"But I think it's fair to say that so far in my career I have under-achieved simply because I haven't won anything.
"There are so many things that I want to win, but the bottom line is that I haven't won any of them so far. You could say I've achieved absolutely nothing.
"That's why I am here at Liverpool. I am confident about achieving what I want to with this club."
Kewell also revealed he was swayed by the ambitions of Reds boss Gerard Houllier to move to Liverpool ahead of other interested clubs including Manchester United.
"As soon as I spoke to Gerard Houllier about moving to Liverpool my mind was made up.
"There were a few managers I spoke to before him and I was thinking about other clubs, but once I met with the boss there was only one place I was going.
"What he said convinced me that Liverpool was the place to go. The ideas and ambitions he has got for Liverpool made me really excited.
"I have heard all the stories that I didn't move to Manchester United because of the rivalry they have with Leeds, but they are all nonsense.
"United are a great club and anyone would love to join them. I was lucky in that I had the chance to sit down and talk to them but I just didn't feel it was right for me.
"The reasons are private. But it was nothing to do with the rivalry with Leeds or with Sir Alex Ferguson.
"I chose Liverpool because of the things Gerard Houllier told me. I have come here because I believe I can help Liverpool win things.
"I've done nothing and I couldn't think of anything more disappointing than looking back on your career when you've retired and realising that you haven't got any medals to show for it."