Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he's never come close to moving to Spain.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is a big fan of Gerrard's, but the Scouse icon insists a switch to the Spanish Liga was never a prospect.

Gerrard told AS: "Never. There was a lot of rumours about the summer of 2005 when Chelsea wanted me, but I decided, well, I stayed.

"I follow the Spanish league, French, German ... and it is normal that I'm asked, 'would I play well in this competition?'

"But there has never been a real possibility or one that I really wanted."