(GSM) – Bayern München striker Mario Gomez has revealed that the Bavarian giants blocked a deadline-day loan move to Liverpool.
The Bundesliga champions were not keen to part away with the services of the the Germany international as boss Louis van Gaal admitted he still had a part to play for the team.
The 25-year-old, who joined Bayern in a record move from VfB Suttgart, has faced stiff competition from fellow forwards Ivica Olic, Miroslav Klose and Hamit Altintop, struggling to hold down a regular first-team spot with the German giants.
And Gomez admitted that he would have jumped at the chance of a temporary move to Anfield to reignite his career.
Gomez told the Bild newspaper: “I have said that if I leave Bayern I will go abroad.
“Then came this interesting offer from Liverpool. I took the loan offer seriously and discussed it with my family and girlfriend because I just want to play.
“But Bayern gave me the impression that they see a future for me. And therefore a change was not an issue anymore.”
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