Out-of-contract Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diame says Kenny Dalglish's sacking as Liverpool manager scuppered a potential move to Anfield.
The 24-year-old Senegal international claims he held talks with the Scot prior to his dismissal by owners Fenway Sports Group almost a fortnight ago.
"I met before Kenny Dalglish and we talked about next season but God decided to finish this situation," Diame told Sky Sports News.
"It is true I was very sad in my head as I was thinking to go there but that is OK as I think I have got other opportunities to go to another club.
"I am free and not everybody is free in this moment like a midfield player like me and that is why I have got a lot of clubs interested in me.
"I have to be composed and make a good decision for my future.
"I have got some offers from Spain, from France, from Turkey, but I really want to stay in the Premier League."
There could be an outside chance of a deal being resurrected should Latics boss Roberto Martinez - who is expected to hold more talks with FSG on Tuesday - be appointed to succeed Dalglish but Diame is currently looking elsewhere, although his preference is to remain in the Barclays Premier League.