Deschamps: Liverpool wanted me

The former France captain, whose side face his old team Chelsea in

the Champions League on Tuesday night, made the admission at the

pre-match press conference on the eve of the game. Liverpool

eventually appointed Fulham’s Roy Hodgson during the close season

but Deschamps, who led Marseille to the French title last season,

revealed they also approached him. “I was very proud a club like

Liverpool were interested in me,” he said. “But the timing was not

good. “I was engaged with Marseille, the players and the fans, and

I could not leave them two days before the restart for pre-season.

I was extremely pleased and happy but I decided to stay and

continue my adventure with Marseille.” Deschamps insists the Reds’

interest was firm. “We had a long discussion,” he said.