David Trezeguet claims that he had the option to join Liverpool before deciding to sign for Hercules.
The Frenchman's agent announced at the end of August that the Premier League Reds were showing interest as Roy Hodgson looked for attacking support for Fernando Torres.
Former Juventus striker Trezeguet had been linked with a move to Anfield for several years, while Italian outfit Lazio are said to have joined the hunt this summer.
But the 32-year-old has revealed that Liverpool's transfer activity was stalled by the drawn-out sale of Javier Mascherano to Barcelona and he maintains that he was not interested in a move to England.
Trezeguet said in L'Equipe: "Lazio and Liverpool were interested. But things went on.
"The English club waited to sort out the transfer of Mascherano before starting anything else.
"Anyway, after 10 years in Turin, above all I needed to find sun and sea again. And the fact that my wife is from the region also played a part in my decision."