Lucas Vázquez is ‘regretting’ his decision to turn down an opportunity to join Liverpool in the summer.

That’s according to ElNacional, who provide a detailed report as to why the 30-year-old is disappointed he said ‘no’ to the Reds.

Towards the end of last season, the versatile player was expected to leave Real Madrid when his contract expires on June 30th.

Jürgen Klopp’s side knocked on his door and he wanted to try a new experience elsewhere. ‘Everything seemed to fit together like a perfect puzzle’.

Vázquez, however, rejected Liverpool and other sides in order to stay with Los Blancos. He signed a new three-year contract with the La Liga side.

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Carlo Ancelotti was appointed as Zinedine Zidane’s successor in the summer, and the report states the former Everton boss doesn’t count on the player. He has been left on the bench in the last two matches and has played the full 90 minutes only once under the Italian.

ElNacional say Vázquez is looking to move elsewhere, even if it is a loan deal, in January so that he can enjoy more minutes to improve his chances of representing Spain at the 2022 World Cup.

Had he opted for Liverpool, the report suggests things may have been different for him on the pitch and he would have also received a signing on bonus.

The outlet states ‘it was close’, most likely a potential move to Anfield, but he decided to continue at Real Madrid. He is already ‘regretting it’.

It’s to be noted Vázquez has been on the pitch for 362 minutes across seven matches this season. It may be too early now to come to a conclusion the Spaniard is unhappy at Real Madrid.