Experienced German forward Max Kruse has revealed that he rejected the chance to join Liverpool for the next season in favour of making a move to Turkish heavyweights Fenerbahce.
Former Werder Bremen forward had been available on a free transfer after his contract with the German club expired.
Kruse, who has turned out on 14 occasions for the German national team, has revealed that the Merseyside Reds have offered him a contract before he decided to represent Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
“During the transfer period, I’ve received lots of offers and one of them was Liverpool. But I decided to join Fenerbahce because I believe I will be very happy there,” Kruse told beIN Sports.
The striker has managed to found back of the net 11 times in 32 appearances in the German top-tier for Werder Bremen during the 2018-19 season.
The Merseyside Reds are believed to be in the market for a new forward this summer following the exit of Daniel Sturridge, who has departed from Anfield on a free transfer.
Meanwhile, Liverpool should be looking to tempt Ryan Sessegnon away from the fellow English club Fulham, says Steve Nicol, with the versatile youngster considered to be a perfect back-up option to Andy Robertson at left-back.
The Reds are in the transfer market for another proven performer in that zone of the field.
Alberto Moreno departed the club at the end of the 2018-19 season when his deal came to an end, and has since linked up with the Spanish outfit Villarreal.
Manager Jurgen Klopp now has no senior alternative to Andy Robertson on the left flank of his defensive unit.