Lucas Leiva has revealed how close he came to leaving Liverpool in the transfer window.
The midfielder was strongly linked with a move to Besiktas but has forced his way back into first team contention at Anfield.
“It’s been very intense [the window], to be honest,’ he told Liverpool’s official website.
“I think the last couple of years, every transfer window my name is [linked with a move].
“Of course there are times when you think you might have to move on and I was very close to moving but one thing I will always have is commitment to this club.
“I’ve been here so long and I always said if I had the choice to be here and be happy, I would always choose Liverpool.”