Liverpool transfers: Cristian Tello was aware of Reds ‘interest’

Liverpool transfers: Barcleona midfielder Cristian Tello admits he was aware of interest from the Reds this summer

Brendan Rodgers was linked with a move for Cristian Tello Photo: The Sport Review

Cristian Tello has admitted he was aware of interest from Liverpool this summer.

The Barcelona midfielder was heavily linked with a switch to the Merseyside outfit, who have been tracking the winger for a number of years.

However, Tello’s touted move to Liverpool never materialised and the Spain international has already featured for the Catalan side this term.

The 22-year-old, who signed a new deal which runs until 2018, is adamant that he never sought a move away from the four-time European champions.

“I always wanted to stay at Barca,” Tello said. “The coach has confidence in me, I am content there and ready to play a lot of minutes.

“I feel better than in previous years. I knew that Liverpool were interested in me, but I never planned to leave.”

Tello scored eight goals in 35 appearances in all competitions for La Liga champions Barcelona last season.

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