PLDC – Iran international striker Sardar Azmoun says that he is not aware of Liverpool’s interest.
The 24-year-old moved to Zenit from Rubin Kazan on 1 February this year and has been finding the back of the net on a regular basis ever since.
Azmoun has scored 14 goals in 17 matches across all competitions since his arrival, including two in the Russian Super Cup on Saturday, which Liverpool scouts were in attendance for.
Zenit went on to lose 3-2 to Lokomotiv Moscow, but the brace from the Iranian appeared to confirm to the visitors from Merseyside that he is the bright talent they thought he was.
“I have been accustomed to playing in Zenit and the team’s great players help me to know the club’s situation. I became familiar with the Russian culture and I have to say RPL is a difficult league. We got good results with Rostov in the UEFA Champions League. The new season will kick off on Saturday and we have strengthened with three new signings,” Azmoun said in an interview with sports show Varzesho Mardom.
“There were talks of Liverpool having expressed an interest in me during the past winter transfer window. But I don’t know about that in the recent days. If there is any offer I will weigh up the move and I hope everything goes well,” Azmoun said.
Azmoun also praised Iran new coach Marc Wilmotes.
“I am very happy to see Wilmotes as Iran coach. Carlos Queiroz has been replaced with a good coach. As a striker, I like his attacking style. In the 2018 World Cup, I was forced to play ahead of our defenders. The forward needs to attacking football to be seen. Now, Iran is playing an attacking football but we have to wait to see if the supporters will support Team Melli in case of failure or not,” Azmoun said.
Asked him about equaling Ali Daei’s goalscoring record in Team Melli, Azmoun said, “I am not trying to break record. Daei is a great player and will remain as a great player even though a player like Cristiano Ronaldo breaks his record.”