Harry Kewell’s agent has claimed Liverpool doctors “literally had no idea what they were talking about” as the player suffered a number injuries during his time at Anfield.
Kewell joined Liverpool in 2003 but he struggled for fitness throughout his stay at the club and was eventually sold to Galatasaray in 2008.
Kewell’s agent Bernie Mandic has claimed his treatment in England was a “disgrace”.
“The reason he gets treated out here now is because we have the best medical staff in the world,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald. “He lost three and a half years of his career at Liverpool because the guys over there in England had, quite literally, no idea what they were talking about.
“You have to wonder what they’re doing over there. Perhaps they’re trying to protect their reputations, but they’re certainly not trying to protect their players. I think it’s a disgrace, as I think it was a disgrace the way Harry was treated.
“What goes around comes around, and people are now wondering, ‘How has he recovered like that?’ when everyone in England thought he was a broken toy. It’s a damn shame we didn’t come here earlier. If nothing else, the last World Cup would have seen a far better Harry and maybe they could have avoided the [foot] injury he suffered in the end.
“But that’s life – you learn from it, move on, and that’s exactly what Harry’s done. Now he doesn’t take any chances. He likes to get second opinions, and the bottom line is that Australian doctors have never let him down.”