Kenny Otigba
Kenny Otigba [right] recently signed a new contrac t with Heerenveen but it seems he could have been playing for Liverpool. [twitter]

Heerenveen defender Kenny Otigba has explained his reasons for turning down a move to Liverpool back in the summer of 2012.

The 21-year-old is already well travelled having been born in Nigeria he moved to Hungary at an early age and has spent much of his youth career at Dutch side Heerenveen.

However, it seems he had the opportunity to make the move to Liverpool when Brendan Rodgers first took charge of the club.

Otigba has now explained why he rejected a move to Anfield but has stated that he would still like to one day play in the Premier League.

My mom told me to go to Liverpool but my agent was more realistic. He said the Dutch school is better than the English," Otigba told Voetbal International." But English football has always been my dream."

Liverpool signed three centre-backs this summer in Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori and it seems unlikely that they will return with a bid for Otigba in the near future.

The Hungary Under-21 international has however impressed in Holland this season, appearing 11 times in the league and scoring two goals for Heerenveen.

Despite his powerful displays at centre-back, the Dutch club have lost their last three games and now find themselves down in 10th place after an impressive start to the season.

Should Otigba continue to impress in Holland then he may well look to move to England as a number of defenders in recent seasons have made the switch to the Premier League from the Eredivisie with a great deal of success.