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Fiorentina winger Christian Koffi explains turning down Liverpool

Fiorentina winger Christian Koffi has explained turning down Liverpool.

The 19-year-old was on the move two summers ago after rejecting a professional contract at French club Monaco, and Liverpool held talks with the French-Ivorian over a switch to Merseyside.

However, Koffi turned down the advances of Jurgen Klopp's side, opting to make the move to La Viola instead.

He told Goal: "Everything was decided a little bit at the last moment.

"I was very flattered by the interest of Liverpool, but I chose Fiorentina for my progress.

"Liverpool is more than a big club and I was not ready at this time, especially in 2018. Liverpool's team was very good. It was not the good timing, it's the truth."

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