Liverpool chiefs convinced me, admits Oussama Assaidi

Former Heerenveen winger Oussama Assaidi is thrilled with his move to Liverpool. Assaidi completed the switch yesterday.

Former Heerenveen winger Oussama Assaidi is thrilled with his move to Liverpool.

Assaidi completed the switch yesterday.

He told liverpoolfc.com: "I am delighted to have signed for this big club. I spoke with the managing director, Ian (Ayre), first when he came to Holland. After we spoke, I had a good feeling. Then I spoke with the coach (Brendan Rodgers) and when I did, he gave me a good feeling. How he wants to play is the way I like to - I want to play football.

"That's what we did in Holland and that's why I had a good feeling about coming to play for this big club. The fans here are great - they make a brilliant atmosphere in the stadium. This is a great club and you can't say 'no' to it.

"I had offers from Galatasaray, Spartak Moscow and Ajax - but as I said before, I had a good feeling after speaking with the coach. When Liverpool come to you and say they want you, you never say no to this big club. I am very happy to be here. I signed today for one of the biggest clubs in the world."

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