Cristian Tello has revealed that Liverpool tried to sign him during the summer transfer window.
The Barcelona winger claims he rejected the advances of Brendan Rodgers’ side to focus on cementing a regular starting place at Camp Nou.
The 22-year-old has two subsitute appearances to his name so far this season but is happy to fight his way into new coach Tata Martino’s line-up.
He said: “I always wanted to stay here.
“The coach has confidence in me, I’m happy and ready to play.
“I knew that Liverpool were interested in me, but I never thought about leaving.”
Tello was one of the stars of Spain’s European Under-21 Championship victory over the summer.