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Deschamps had Anfield interview

Former French World Cup winning captain Didier Deschamps has revealed how he was interviewed by Liverpool over the summer as a potential successor to Rafa Benitez.

MarseilleOM / AC Milan- Champions League 15.09.09 PHOTO: FOTOSPORTS INTERNATIONAL/Panoramic Didier Deschamps manager Marseille OM 2009/10

The Marseille manager explained how he decided to stay with the French club, but was on the Anfield short-list before the club opted for Roy Hodgson.

“I am very proud that a club of the standing of Liverpool showed interest in me this summer,” he said.

“But, to be fair, it wasn’t good timing. I had just started pre-season training with Marseille.

“I don’t think the fans or the club officials would have been very pleased if after two days back I was looking to join another club.”

Deschamps took over as Marseille manager in 2009 and helped the club to the French League title in his first season.