The 23-year-old who can play at full-back and centre-back shunned Liverpool's approaches to sign for Diego Simeone's side. Former Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to join Liverpool during the transfer window. The Belgian international who ended up penning a four-year deal with Atletico Madrid told Spanish newspaper AS that he had been aware of interest from the Reds but decided to opt for Diego Simeone's improving side.