Mohamed Sissoko has revelqaed that he was offered the chance to join Juventus in the summer, but turned down the move because he believes Liverpool are ‘a much bigger club’.
Juventus were eager to bring in Sissoko after bidding £10million but although the 22-year-old’s representatives opened talks with the recently-promoted club, the insisted he wanted to stay with Liverpool.
“I believed that Liverpool are a much bigger club than Juventus and decided not to speak to them any longer,” he told the Daily Star Sunday.
“I’m a Liverpool player and I want to show to the people here, to everyone, that I’m already at a big club.
“I’m happy to be in Liverpool. I did want to stay despite the interest. That’s why I signed a new contract.
“There are five midfielders for two positions. I’m happy in Liverpool and I want to play for the club as long as I can.”