Thursday, 21st November, 2013

Ogenyi Onazi has sought to quash talk that he is angling for a move to Liverpool by claiming he did not even mention the Reds in a recent interview.

Onazi, who turns out for Lazio in Serie A, was in action for Nigeria in an international friendly against Italy at Craven Cottage in London, a match which ended 2-2.


He was asked a question about Liverpool – the Nigerian said: "Liverpool? They are a huge team and attractive to any footballer. I could see myself playing for them" –  which he answered, but has now sought to clarify his remarks.

Onazi told Lazio Style Radio: "I came back from London yesterday morning, some people have told me that they read this interview.


"I did one interview in London, but I was asked this question on Liverpool.

"This is very strange.

"I am under contract with Lazio. I like Lazio and I feel fine here."

The 20-year-old midfielder picked up his 18th cap for Nigeria in the friendly.

Onazi signed a deal with Lazio in 2012.

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