Borussia Dortmund new boy Mahmoud Dahoud has explained why he decided to stay in Germany and snub a move to Liverpool this summer.
Dortmund agreed a five-year deal to sign the 21-year-old in March and Dahoud will complete his transfer when the window opens on July 1.
Liverpool had been heavily linked with the player, who was out of contract next season, and they are believed to have had a £25million bid rejected last summer.
Jurgen Klopp was expected to reignite his interest again this summer, but after a meeting with Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel the player was convinced not to move to the Premier League.
And the Borussia Monchengladbach star signed for thier Bundesliga rivals for just £10.3million.
Discussing his options, Dahoud claimed that he turned down a number of approaches in order to remain in Germany.
“Yes, there were several [offers],” he told Bild. “But I wanted to stay in Germany, I am at home here. The Bundesliga and the fans are great.
“Here are the best stadiums, everything is organised very well and we have the best security possible. What more could you want? We live in a great country.”