Sunderland forward Ola Toivonen has revealed his regret over not working harder to secure a move to Liverpool when he had the chance, claiming that the switch almost happened when Roy Hodgson was in charge of the Reds. The Sweden international completed a loan switch to the Stadium of Light this summer, but told the Northern Echo that he had had the chance to play in the Premier League before. Toivonen expressed a clear regret at not having pushed for a Liverpool switch when the possibility arose, though given that Hodgson’s tenure at Anfield was rather brief and fruitless, he didn’t really miss out on much. Elsewhere Danny Ings has expressed his belief that the Reds’ loss to West Ham will make them better against Manchester United. Liverpool face the Red Devils in their first fixture after the current international break, and Ings said he and his teammates would be chomping at the bit to make things right.