Heskey admits joining Liverpool wasn't easy: 'I literally laid on the floor and started crying'
- Former Red Emile Heskey took a long time to adjust to his Liverpool life.
- He even cried during this hard period of his life.
- Now he looks back and doesn't understand why he had to struggle this much.
Emile Heskey joined Liverpool from Leicester City back in 2000. The Reds' manager at that time, Gerrard Houllier, had high hopes for a promising striker.
Liverpool legend Ian Rush also approved of this risky record-breaking £11m move. But the player himself now reveals that joining the Reds wasn't easy for him.
Heskey admits he was incredibly homesick at first and adjusting to the new club took him quite a long time:
"It lasted six months. I had to grow up very quickly because I had kids, I had a girlfriend. I literally laid on the floor and started crying.
"I was like 'What have I done? I don’t know if I have done the right thing'. But the weirdest thing was I’d go to training and I would be all right.
"Then like a drop of a hat I found a barber, I found friends, a routine. Yes, it was a tough time but it was weird, I was silly and, looking back, you think: why didn’t you just go and sit with mates?"