Loic Remy has talked for the first time about why his proposed move to Liverpool collapsed in the summer.
The France international flew out to America for a medical after the Reds agreed an £8.5million fee for his transfer from Queens Park Rangers.
The deal never went ahead however, with some reports suggesting the forward – who scored 14 Premier League goals during a loan spell at Newcastle last season – had failed a medical.
Remy has since signed for Chelsea as a replacement for former Reds striker Fernando Torres, although he admits he remains unsure as to why he did not end up at Anfield.
‘I did not understand myself. A problem during the medical examination? I do not know. They put it, that must be it,’ he told the Daily Star.
“In my head, I quite wanted to stay at QPR, but I did not hesitate one second to many reasons: for my room for improvement, for my confidence, in terms of level of demand and Chelsea is one of the best clubs in the world. I’m happy to have signed for a club like this.
“I know I’m not going to be the first striker, but nothing is set. I have goals. By signing here, I did not say it was to stay on the sidelines. I will try to move up alongside great players. The rest will happen naturally.”