Brad Freidel has admitted that he was offered a deal at Liverpool last summer, but the keeper decided to make the move to Tottenham for more first team experience.
Freidel has been a top signing for Spurs, after the side suffered from up and down form at the hands of Heiruelho Gomes in the lead up to last summer.
Even though the north London club were unable to offer Freidel Champions League football, he insists that their ambitions were obvious, and their offer of being a number one keeper proved too good in the midst of interest from Liverpool.
"Kenny [Dalglish] was very much above board, said that he could offer me the world, offer me a lot of things, but he couldn't offer me first-team football enough," he told the Mail on Sunday.
"I had a tough decision but after I had met the [Tottenham] chairman, after I had met the gaffer, and you really see the squad and infrastructure at the club...it was clear that the ambition was to get bigger, better.
"You can never tell someone you're going to come in and play in every game because you have to keep your form going and we have a lot of good keepers at this club.
"[But] I never signed a contract in my career to be a No 2. I felt that if I had chosen Liverpool, I was sort of signing [for] my retirement."
In fact, Freidel admitted that he had offers from numerous clubs, but felt Tottenham were superior in the quality of their players and their goal to become a force in both the Premier League and Champions League.
"I had four offers in the summer," he revealed. "I didn't choose the one with the highest financial reward, I chose what I thought was the best squad and the best opportunity."
Tottenham are currently third in the Premier League table, and though they have suffered from a disappointing few results, including losses to Arsenal and Manchester United, Spurs are still seven points clear of fifth-placed Chelsea.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are now looking like an outside chance at best to qualify for the Champions League. The side are seventh in the table, and 10 points adrift from fourth-placed Arsenal.