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Germany International Claims He Turned Down Free Transfer To Liverpool

Germany International Claims He Turned Down Free Transfer To Liverpool
By Gary Connaughton

It's been a quiet summer for Liverpool. With the exception of 17-year old Sepp van den Berg, signings have been hard to come by. Jurgen Klopp has repeatedly warned the club's supporters not to expect much activity in this window, but the majority of them remain hopeful that some sort of deal will be gotten over the line.

While the club may not be willing to repeat their spending spree of last summer, you get the feeling that they are continuing to work on a few potential transfers behind the scenes. If one German international is to be believed, they are certainly trying to bring in some new faces.

Max Kruse has joined Fenerbahce on a free transfer, ending his three-year association with Werder Bremen.

The 31-year old has been linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe over the past couple of seasons, and Liverpool have been one of the suitors most frequently mentioned.

Speaking to BeIn Sports upon his arrival in Turkey, the German claims he actually turned down a move to Anfield this summer in favour of Istanbul.

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.

I spoke with a lot of players during that period and I am happy about my decision.

It had been assumed that Liverpool would look to bring in a backup forward this summer, and a low cost move like this one certainly would have made sense.

At this late juncture, it is looking like Klopp will be moving ahead with his current squad. Divock Origi will likely be given a larger role after his late-season heroics, while Rhian Brewster will also be expected to contribute to the first team.

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If they are to overhaul Manchester City and end their title drought, they will need contributions from both players.

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