‘We didn’t sell him the project well’ – Liverpool fans frustrated by striker snub

Sardar Azmoun was a player talked about often here in the Transfer Tavern during the winter months with Liverpool fans quite interested in the ‘Iranian Lionel Messi’ as their side reportedly tracked him.

The Rostov ace, who faced Manchester United in the Europa League recently, has been causing quite a stir in Russia’s top tier, with his neat skills and goalscoring prowess having led to the aforementioned comparisons with the Argentine hero.

The rumour, however, died out as Jurgen Klopp’s side wet through the mid-season window without making a notable addition to their squad, and now Azmoun, speaking to the Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy’s website, has revealed that he turned down the chance to relocate to Merseyside:

“There were talks of Liverpool having expressed an interest in me during the past winter transfer window,

“However, I did not feel the time to move was right. I would have ended up playing a few games and then spent a great deal of time on the bench as Liverpool were only looking to fill a void for a particular part of their season.

“I want to move to a big club to develop as a player and therefore I will time the move with great precision. I am sure I will be playing for a top European club in the near future.”

And these quotes have been met by some anger from Reds fans, with some claiming that the club didn’t do enough to lure him to Anfield…

Alas, some others believe that Azmoun made the right decision and that he would not have fitted in anyway…

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