Fulham stopper Niemi will fight for number one spot

He wants to challenge Mark Schwarzer for the No 1 shirt next term, reports the Daily Mail.

"It was flattering that Liverpool showed a lot of interest and of course I gave it some serious consideration," said Taylor.

"But with an offer on the table from Birmingham it was always going to be the case that I would stay.

"Liverpool offer the Champions League and everything else but it would have been a situation as a No.2 goalkeeper and on a one-year contract."

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