Liverpool star Gini Wijnaldum admits he turned down Tottenham to maneuver to Anfield in 2016.
The Dutchman was a person in demand after Newcastle’s relegation and ultimately joined the Reds for round £25million.
Wijnaldum scored the opener at Wembley as Liverpool appeared to proceed their 100% begin to the Premier League season along with his header crossing the road earlier than it was saved by Michel Vorm.
And the Liverpool midfielder has admitted he spoke to Mauricio Pochettino about becoming a member of Spurs earlier than he opted for Merseyside.
‘I met Pochettino after I left Newcastle. I simply felt Liverpool needed to come back to an settlement rapidly,’ stated Wijnaldum.
‘Tottenham have proven through the years the standard of their gamers and supervisor.
‘I see Tottenham as a staff like us, desirous to play good soccer. They’re all the time on the lookout for options within the sport and play as we do.
‘That’s why individuals say this can be a ‘large sport’. Within the state of affairs we’re in, they are saying it makes it greater.’