Happy Valley for Murphy
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Danny Murphy claims he has finally adjusted to life away from Liverpool.Danny Murphy claims he has finally adjusted to life away from Liverpool and is enjoying his spell at Charlton.
England midfielder Murphy admits he was left in a state of shock when Reds boss Rafa Benitez opted to move him on in the summer.
Murphy says it took him some time to adjust to life away from Merseyside, but claims he is now enjoying his football at The Valley.
"I'll never thank Benitez for wanting to get rid of me and I was upset at the time, I don't mind admitting that," said Murphy. "It was something I didn't expect.
"I thought about fighting for my place. But I came to the conclusion that do I want to be playing under a manager that doesn't have 100 percent confidence or belief in me?
"But that's football. I try to focus on the positives of what I did contribute at Anfield over those years and I think's that's generally good.
"Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't regret leaving. I feel now at Charlton I'm near my best again. Not quite where I want to be, but not far off.
"I feel physically I'm at my best, mentally I feel settled, and I'm settled off the pitch."
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