“I am not saying there was no-one else around. The club would have found another manager, and I would have found another job—maybe an easier job.
“But I liked this club before I came here. It wasn’t a big decision for me.
“It was the only club that could have broken up my holiday. I had enough offers, I was saying ‘no, no, sorry, not now…’.
“Then came Liverpool. And I know how this sounds, and what people will say, but I fell in love.”