Liverpool star James Milner reckons he’s lost out sometimes because he’s a ‘boring’ model professional.
The midfielder has just seen Raheem Sterling force a move out of Liverpool to Manchester City while he has gone in the opposite direction.
And the 29-year-old firmly believes he’s often paid the price for just keeping his head down and getting on with the job.
As quoted on the Liverpool website, he said: “Yeah, one hundred per cent. If you’re the manager and someone is kicking down the door and sulking and ruining training, and you’ve got someone else who gets left out of the team and carries on, who are you going to leave out as a manager? It’s just human instinct.
“And it isn’t right. I don’t think I’d like to be that guy who does disrupt training, whether it’s the right thing or wrong thing.
“I always feel the team comes first and that’s the way it is. Me being a disruptive influence, because I’m not playing, doesn’t help the team.
“Individual players don’t win titles no matter how good you are as a player. The best players in the world need a team around them.
“It is about the team and we are playing for the badge and the fans who come and follow the team for 60-70-80-90 years, not players who may be there for one or two seasons.”