Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele has revealed he rejected the chance to join Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp made a late bid to sign him last summer.
“I saw Klopp in Paris but I told him I had made up my mind to sign for Dortmund,” Dembele told FourFourTwo. “I told [Leicester manager] Claudio Ranieri the same thing.”
Dembele is now plying his trade at Borussia Dortmund alongside another reported Liverpool target Christian Pulisic.
The Reds have been linked with a move for the forward, who is already known to Klopp from their time together in Germany.
However, the USA international recently signed a new deal at the club until 2020 in January and is focused on succeeding at Westfalenstadion.
“I have respect for Klopp and I know him – he was very welcoming to me here – but I was never really thinking about going to Liverpool,” Pulisic said.