Hercules striker David Trezeguet admits he came close to joining Liverpool in August.

The 32-year-old has revealed that Liverpool's transfer activity was stalled by the drawn-out sale of Javier Mascherano to Barcelona and he maintains that he was not interested in a move to England.

Trezeguet said in L'Equipe: "Lazio, Roma and Liverpool were interested. But things went on.

"The English club waited to sort out the transfer of Mascherano before starting anything else.

"Anyway, after 10 years in Turin, above all I needed to find sun and sea again. And the fact that my wife is from the region also played a part in my decision."

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