“I believed that Liverpool are a much bigger club than Juventus and decided not to speak to them any longer,” he told the Daily Star Sunday.
“I’m a Liverpool player and I want to show to the people here, to everyone, that I’m already at a big club.
“I’m happy to be in Liverpool. I did want to stay despite the interest. That’s why I signed a new contract.
“There are five midfielders for two positions. I’m happy in Liverpool and I want to play for the club as long as I can.”