Alessandro Del Piero has confirmed he received an offer from Liverpool prior to signing with FC Sydney.

The Italian, who left Juventus after 19 years at the club in the summer, has moved to Australia for a new challenge at the age of 37.

And the World Cup winner says offers from America and Liverpool did come, but that he fancied a different challenge down under.

Alessandro Del Piero
Del Piero joins Sydney FC after 19 years at Juventus.

"I have to learn a few things about football movement in Australia, I will be available for curiosity, or other advice," Del Piero said.

"There are lots of ideas. What is the right place to implement them. Liverpool? Speaking of Italian and foreign teams, I did not think I could get such requests, one was this one. I needed something different."

"For me it is a special day, different," he added. "In this sense, I am happy to announce that for the next two years will be Australian.

"But at the end of this trip I had there could not be a better place. What happened makes sense. I thank all the teams that we have discussed and talked about, all market participants. It has been a long and necessary for my best choice.

"I did not expect this experience, but I must admit that many teams that I have tried were not expecting me. It does not seem appropriate to mention them, but it is a reference to Italian teams.

"I thank all of them who tried from all over the world, we have touched every continent.

"I am thrilled, excited by the adventure. I will arrive with the desire to offer what I have always done in football, which is my all. And I want to emphasize this, because it is a choice like this."

Having allowed Andy Carroll to leave on loan and join West Ham United, Liverpool have left themselves short of strikers for the current campaign, with the onus on Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini to hit their straps.

The Reds had been linked with delving into the loan market in search of additional attackers, with the likes of Michael Owen and Didier Drogba understood to be among those interesting the club's hierarchy.

Having missed out on signing Clint Dempsey on the final day of the transfer window, Del Piero represents the latest player the evade the clutches of the Anfield club.