The Englishman instead made just 27 appearances for the Reds before joining Bournemouth in early 2019.
"They're such a big club and I knew they wanted to give young players opportunities.
"I think that's what drove me to go there."
He added: Nothing's a given in football and the front three when I was there were just phenomenal.
"I don't think anyone would have got in ahead of them.
"I wasn't as prolific as I am now, so that played a part as well, but it was always going to be difficult to break into a top team with quality players like that."
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