Konrad Laimer has revealed why he turned down late interest from Liverpool to remain at RB Leipzig this summer.
Laimer was linked with a move to Liverpool as the Reds sought to sign a midfielder late in the window, with the Austria international having entered the final 12 months of his deal with the Bundesliga side.
The 25-year-old has confirmed there was an approach from Anfield, but insisted he was not keen to make a ‘hasty’ decision on his future with little time left of the window.
“It wasn’t so hot that anything would have happened,” he told BILD.
“A hasty departure is not my thing. If I were to change clubs, I would want to think it through and decide calmly, not overnight.
“Especially since the first half of the season is very short anyway due to the World Cup and you wouldn’t have had time to settle in and find your feet.
“The Premier League is nice, but for me it’s not a must. It’s much more important to me: how do people talk to me, what feeling do I have about something.”
Liverpool eventually added to their midfield contingent with the arrival of Arthur Melo on a season-long loan deal from Juventus. The Brazil international has joined on loan for the campaign, though no option to make the deal permanent has been inserted into the agreement.