Fulham star recalls how he almost signed for Liverpool

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Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami came close to signing for Liverpool as a youngster, and is relishing turning out against them in the Premier League this weekend, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Switzerland international says he has unfinished business at Anfield, and would love to help Martin Jol's side win three points on Merseyside on Saturday, and end a run of three successive defeats.

"Liverpool is a very important game now but they have started the season well, so it is going to be very difficult," said the 21-year-old.

"We need to step up and play as a team."

Reflecting on his eight-month trial with the Reds, Kasami explained that paperwork was the main factor that scuppered any permanent deal, or else he could have been playing for Brendan Rodgers's side rather than against them on Saturday.

"It [the trial] went well but I had some problems with my documents because I was very young," he added. "[But] I have fond memories of my time up there.

"I met a lot of good people. I played two friendlies for the reserves, with players like Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Xabi Alonso.

"I am looking forward to going back up there."

After his knock-back by Liverpool, Kasami forged a career in Italy with Lazio and Palermo, before finally returning to England to sign a four-year deal with the Cottagers in 2011, for a reported £5million fee.

A positive result for Fulham this weekend will be even more important as the west London club look to stop the rot heading into the international break, while Liverpool themselves will be looking to bounce back from their defeat at Arsenal last weekend.

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