Date: 2nd September 2007 at 8:11pm
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Mohamed Sissoko has revealed that he turned down the chance to join Juventus in the summer, because he feels Liverpool are a ‘much bigger’ club.

The Turin club were reportedly prepared to pay £10 million for the Malian international, but Momo wanted to remain at Anfield and battle for a place in the side.

‘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.’