Andreas Schjelderup has told Goal that he turned down the chance to move to Liverpool.

The playmaker has admitted that it hurt him not to join Premier League and European giants Liverpool.

However, the 17-year-old wonderkid believes that moving to FC Nordsjaelland instead of Liverpool has proved to be the right decision.

The Norway Under-21 attacking midfielder had trials at a number of top European clubs before joining Nordsjaelland from Bodo/Glimt in 2020.

Schjelderup told Goal: “Of course, it was a bit hard (turning down Liverpool), because when you grow up, you watch the big names and then you hear that they want you, so your head starts to spin.

“But I got a lot of help from my father and agents, who helped me make the right decision.

“It hurt a little bit for me and my dad in our hearts (not to join Liverpool), but the move here was instead of going to an academy at Under-19 or Under-17 level.

“It felt like this step in the ocean was the right one for me. I was in the Under-19s team when I got started, but I knew when I was ready that I could take a step up to the first team.

“But at the club, they said they didn’t expect me to get there this quick! I planned to do it sooner than they thought, and my plan worked.

“Of course, maybe I can go to a big team in the future. In the long run, for me, this was the best step. When I am ready, I will take the next step.”

In our opinion, Schjelderup could well move to Liverpool in the future.

After all, the Norwegian is only 17, and he is just starting his career.

If Liverpool wanted him before his transfer to Nordsjaelland, then the Reds will surely be monitoring and following his progress.

We can understand why Schjelderup decided not to move to Liverpool.

The teenager would have been drafted into the Liverpool academy, while he is now playing for the Nordsjaelland first team.

Schjelderup is a creative player who has a good passing range and is also a very good dribbling.

We are certainly going to hear a lot about this young player in the coming years.

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