Liverpool winger Albert Riera has backtracked on his “sinking ship” comments about the club after seeing his proposed move to Spartak Moscow collapse.
The Spain international was briefly suspended last month for his outburst, in which he also criticised manager Rafael Benitez for failing to speak with his players.
Benitez immediately sanctioned a loan move to Russia and excluded Riera out of his first-team plans.
However, now the move to Moscow appears to be off after the two parties failed to agree personal terms, Riera has tried to repair the damage done by last month’s comments.
“Negotiations with Spartak Moscow are stalled…my intention is to decide my future in the summer,” Riera told Marca. “I want to continue my career at Liverpool because it is one of the best clubs in the world.
“The feeling is spectacular, we have a great stadium and I feel very good at Liverpool. I speak with Fernando Torres and (Jose) Reina and agree on the greatness of Liverpool.”