Steven Gerrard has said that he rejected approaches from Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain before signing for Los Angeles Galaxy.
Writing in his new autobiography, which is being serialised by the Daily Mail, Gerrard said that he made his decision to sign for LA Galaxy to avoid any chance of playing against Liverpool.
"The first offer came from Besiktas, then managed by Slaven Bilic. Monaco were next. They came in strong. Paris Saint-Germain were also very keen. David Moyes called my agent a couple of times, to see whether I would be interested in playing for him at Real Sociedad," Gerrard writes.
"A few English clubs called but I wouldn't play against Liverpool. There was interest from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. It was good to know he still rated me. I was sure I could play in the Premier League for another year but there would not have been much of a buzz doing the same thing all over again with Tottenham.
"I was slightly interested in PSG and Monaco but how could I come back to Anfield if there was a European game?"
The 34-year-old made 708 appearances during his 18-year career at Liverpool, scoring 186 goals.