Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge feels he never got a real chance to prove himself at Manchester City after their new-found wealth brought a big change in transfer policy.
However, the 23-year-old does not have any hard feelings towards his former club and has no regrets about moving to Chelsea, where opportunities were also limited.
Sturridge has settled in quickly at Anfield as he prepares for the match against Manchester City on Sunday.
"I went into the first team when the influx of money came in [from Shinawatra] and they had a lot of strikers coming in," said the England international.
"When the new owners [Sheikh Mansour] came in they started spending more money and so for me it was always going to be difficult.”
But Sturridge is looking forward to establishing himself as a fixture at the Merseyside club.
"Hopefully this is the club I settle at and stay at for many years to come.
"I have no worries, no stresses. I already have a love for the club and it is growing day in, day out and hopefully we can stay in love for the rest of our lives."