Liverpool loanee Victor Moses held out for a move to be reunited with Brendan Rodgers after revealing he turned down moves elsewhere in the summer transfer window.
Moses is on a season-long loan from Chelsea and has made nine appearances for the Reds this season scoring once, his latest appearance coming in the Merseyside derby draw against Everton.
The 22 year old was a marginalised figure at Stamford Bridge last season, starting just 12 league games, and after being made available for loan was linked with moves to Everton and Southampton.
However, the Nigerian international says reuniting with Rodgers was too good an opportunity to turn down as he completed his move to Liverpool in the twilight of the window.
"He's a great manager to play under," he said of the Liverpool boss. "He's very clear with the players. He knows what he wants us to do.
"There's a winning mentality but he also realises that if we are enjoying ourselves, we're likely to do better. I've known him since I was 16 when I was at Palace and he was at Chelsea. He really wanted me to go there.
"I said no a few times. I thought Palace was the best place for me at that time. But he never forgot about me. I was delighted when he came in for me again.
"There were a few clubs interested in taking me, but when I heard about Liverpool my decision was made straight away. I wanted to be at a club that is fighting for trophies.
"There's a lot of quality here and if we can keep the momentum going, I think we can challenge for the Premier League (title) and if not finish in the top four."
Having been in and out of a Liverpool team who are just four points adrift of leaders Arsenal after 12 league games, Moses is seeking more regularly opportunities as the season progresses.
"The main thing is to be on the pitch and enjoy football. That's always been on my mind - to play games," he added
"There was only a little spell at Wigan when I first signed there and I wasn't in the team every week.
"I've always gone to places for the football, places where I'm going to play. By playing, you learn.
"It might seem I've been around for a long time but I'm still only 22. I think I can develop a lot more but I realise to achieve that I've got to play as much as possible."