However, the speculation ended when Tello signed a new deal with the Catalan giants in August.
Despite the interest from England and the signing of Neymar, Tello insists that he never thought about leaving Camp Nou.
"I always wanted to stay at Barca," he told reporters. "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 played 34 times for Barca last season, but he is likely to be Neymar's understudy this season.