Le Tallec reveals Reds regret
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Anthony Le Tallec has confessed he made a mistake by going out on loan to St Etienne.
Liverpool striker Anthony Le Tallec has confessed he made a mistake by leaving the club when Rafa Benitez arrived at the helm.
The French starlet believed he would not play under the Spaniard and decided to go out on loan to gain first-team opportunities. However, Benitez has since revealed that Le Tallec would have been given a chance at Anfield.
"I think I made a big mistake by leaving Liverpool so early," he told France Football.
"Recently my agent had a talk with Benitez and he told him he relied on me at the beginning, even if he didn't show it.
"The biggest mistake was when I went to meet him and asked to be loaned."
The Under-21 international is now keen to leave Liverpool this summer and return to France, and he admits a move to Paris Saint Germain would be his first choice, despite the interest of Bordeaux.
"The talks with Liverpool's officials went smoothly they said it was best for me to leave," Le Tallec continued.
"They will buy two great strikers, I think, so in my mind I have already left.
"Everyone knows Paris Saint Germain has always been the club in my heart, if they make a good offer I will go, but it is not the hottest trail so far.
"I know the club wants to sell me for a sum of é¼2.5 or é¼3 million, with a percentage of the next sale, because the Liverpool officials believe I have qualities to find another great club in the future."