Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has admitted that he wanted to leave the Reds last month.
Speaking to Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti, Lovren said: "Yes, I did consider moving. I knew I gave my best for Liverpool, won the Champions League and I am not the kind of player that likes to be benched and earn money.
"I feel very happy because all the time I felt Liverpool was by me. I respect that a lot. Klopp told me 'Listen, buddy, you are top class player, we will not let you go on loan. We need you'.
"I wanted to leave, it didn't happen, I was told Liverpool needs me and I accepted that."
The former Southampton man was an unused substitute as Liverpool won their sixth Champions League back in June but had been strongly linked with a move to Roma, who then went on to sign Chris Smalling instead.