Liverpool were linked with a move for talented Frenchman Lucas Digne this summer but alas he decided to join his former Lille boss Rudi Garcia at Italian Serie A powerhouse AS Roma on loan until the end of the season, with a permanent option written into the deal.
Lucas Digne has now explained why he decided to snub the Meyerside club for a Rome move
“Rudi Garcia has played an important role because I know him from Lille, he really wanted me at Roma.
“Other teams also wanted me but I quickly chose Roma, playing in the Champions League was a big factor.”
Liverpool will now need to start working on qualifying for next season champions league if they do not want to be snubbed by other stars who demand champions league football to join a club.