Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed his reasons for rejecting Liverpool in favour of a switch to Inter Milan last week, Express reports.
The Switzerland international left Bayern Munich and has completed a move to Inter, despite there being a lot of interest from several English Premier League sides.
It was initially thought that Liverpool were closing in on a £12million deal, with Reds manager Brendan Rodgers unsatisfied with his misfiring attack.
But Shaqiri chose to play in the Serie A instead, believing that the Nerazzurri is the place where he can fulfil his potential after two and a half difficult years at Bayern Munich.
“In the end I had a lot of options, very lucrative offers,” he told Swiss publication Blick.
“And I was on the phone with very many coaches who talked to me about their ideas.
“But just I felt that Inter did most to get me. My gut feeling was with Inter.
“I had wanted to join Liverpool over the summer, but Bayern would not agree to it.
“That was not easy for me, but I had to accept it. That’s why I am glad that it has worked out with this move in the winter.”
The 23-year-old has only played nine league games this season, with six coming from the bench.