Liverpool’s German star Emre Can has revealed the reasoning behind his move to Anfield this summer, and also explained that he turned down a move back to Bayern Munich in order to facilitate the transfer, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Under 21 international left Bayer Leverkusen to join Liverpool this summer, with the Reds paying £10 million to bring him in.
He also agreed a long term deal with the Reds, but has admitted that prior to this, he was given a chance to move back to former club Bayern, who won the Bundesliga last season.
Instead, he chose to make the move to Merseyside.
When Can left Bayern to move to their Bundesliga rivals, they put a buy back clause into his contract.
With the clause set to become active at the end of the season, Can held discussions about a return to the Allianz Arena.
However, he chose to move to Liverpool due to the club’s ambitions and Brendan Rodgers’ style of play.
He said: “Bayern had a buy-back clause but that didn’t kick in until next year.
“Before I came here I had discussions with Brendan Rodgers and that made my mind up. From those talks I was very positive about this move.
“This whole club is very ambitious and positive about how it wants to play football. That’s the way I want to play football, too.
“Liverpool believe in the same things and that’s why I came here. I want to stay here for a long time.”