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Marseille midfielder Maxime Lopez: F***, why did I not go to Liverpool?

Olympique Marseille midfielder Maxime Lopez admits he turned down an offer from Liverpool as a teen.

Lopez revealed he had big regrets after then coach Marcelo Bielsa, now in charge of Leeds United, ignored him.

He recalled: "I was signing (his professional contract) when the coach Marcelo Bielsa arrived. And it was a total boycott, I did not train with the squad, or very little.

"It was very hard, because I had just refused Liverpool, and I thought, 'F***, why did I not go there actually...?'

"I felt like everything was falling apart, I did not play for the CFA I played in the U19s..."


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