Blackpool winger Tom Ince has no regrets quitting Liverpool.
Ince is ready to face West Ham United in the Premier League promotion playoff final.
"Not many people would have taken a step away from Liverpool like I did this season," he said.
"But this week leads to Wembley and 12 months ago I would never have thought that was going to happen so quickly for me.
"I could have stayed at Liverpool for three or four more years but felt the time was right to play in the real world.
"Reserve team football is nothing on first team football and that's what I needed. Blackpool have given me that opportunity - and I'm loving it.
"I have played at the Emirates in the youth cup final, which was massive for me. But this will be totally different because the prize is huge."For all the latest football news go to tribalfootball.com.