Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has signed a new one-year deal at Anfield, with a further one-year option.

The 31-year-old’s contract expired this summer and he had been linked with a move to a number of clubs, but he has agreed to remain with the European champions.

Hamann told the Liverpool Echo newspaper: “Once Liverpool made me an offer, there was only one place I wanted to play my football.”

Hamann came off the bench and was instrumnetal in Liverpool overturning a 3-0 deficit to overcome Milan.

“I always said the first club I would speak to about my future was Liverpool because I wanted to stay,” he added.

“The manager said we would wait until after the final before we had a meeting and that’s what we did. We came to an agreement instantly.

“I’m delighted the manager wanted to keep me. I read a lot about other clubs being interested, but I couldn’t imagine playing for any club in England.

“The Premiership is the only club competition I haven’t won since I joined Liverpool. I’m desperate for us to do it.

“The manager has achieved great things already by winning the Champions League and I know he’s planning to bring in new players for next season.

“If we can settle quickly and everyone starts working together tactically early on, who knows what can happen?

“Who would have predicted we would win the Champions League a year ago?

“Maybe we can surprise the top three. It’s going to be tough to do that, but I think we’ll improve a lot.”