Former France International Reveals Why He Moved To Chelsea Instead Of Liverpool

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Loic Remy has admitted he nearly joined Liverpool in 2014, before completing a switch to Chelsea in the summer of 2014.

Remy would be glad he joined Chelsea instead of Liverpool as he won his only Premier League title after moving to Chelsea.

“I was supposed to sign for Liverpool,” Remy told The Independent.

“I went for the medical in Boston, then apparently I failed the medical.

“For me, everything happens for a reason, which means at the end of the day, Chelsea. We had a fantastic season.”

Despite playing second fiddle to Diego Costa, Remy admitted he was content to play a secondary role because he knew then Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho trusted him.

“He trusted me,” the striker said of Mourinho.

“I remember one time before a big match, it was Manchester City at home, and Diego Costa was injured and he grabbed me and said ‘I know your quality. I know you can play these type of games, so just go and don’t think too much.’

“And that’s what happened. I scored in this game as well.

“He trusted me, and even I think the market was open and some clubs wanted to buy me, but the manager said ‘no, I want to keep this player, he’s very useful for the squad’. He knew Costa was the first choice, but that he could count on me as well.

“When the manager needed me, I was there to respond.

“On the human side, he was very good with me. I have very good memories of this time.

“It’s part of the story of the club, and for me as a player it’s a big achievement as well. I really enjoyed my time there.”

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