Bayern Munich forward Xherdan Shaqiri has admitted that he wanted to make the switch to Liverpool during the summer, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Reds were consistently linked with the player during the summer months, and it emerged over time that they had made bids in an attempt to bring him to Merseyside.
The player’s representatives even met with Liverpool to thrash out a deal, which would have cost the Anfield club an estimated £15 million to push through.
The 23 year old Swiss superstar was also keen on the move, and came close to agreeing a long term contract.
However, Bayern suddenly suffered a change of heart.
As a result, the German champions blocked the switch, despite having agreed a deal for the player with Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Shaqiri has since admitted that he had hoped to kickstart his career in the Premier League with Liverpool.
He told German newspaper Blick, when asked about Liverpool: “It was known that I wanted to do something in the summer.
“After the World Cup I felt that it would be better for me to try something new.
“I thought of a change and had a lot of requests.
“Then FC Bayern decided that I should stay. In that case, you cannot do much as a player. But I feel very good at Munich, too.”