Translated from French football website FootMercato Diame is quoted as saying:
“Overall , my season was OK, although I think it is not as good as last season. I started badly, but gradually I got my bearings, and now it is pretty good. I feel very good, I hope to be still useful by the end of the season, scoring goals, and why not reach the threshold of six goals (four now).I’m not going to hide it, I have ambitions, and I would like to join a big six English club. At the end of this season, I still have got one year of contract with West Ham, so I do not know what will happen. But I do not hide it, I’m ambitious, I want to see above. I am 26 years old , it is time to take that step . Liverpool? I do not know if there is something real at the moment, but I think my name is still there. But I can not tell you today if I will be a Liverpool player or not . My priority is to stay in the Premier League, because for me it is the best league in the world. It would be a good thing for me to stay here, now I can not close the door to overseas, where there are also large clubs. But my priority is to stay in England.”
In response to Diame’s comments to the french media Big Sam said in his post match interview last night
“If he [Mo Diame] wants to go to a top-six club he’ll have to perform better.”
Former Liverpool player John Aldridge has urged Liverpool to seriously consider Diame in the summer
“I would urge Liverpool to keep tabs on Mohamed Diame. He is a brute of a midfielder. A tremendous player and so strong and powerful in that central role,and he is exactly what the Reds need in there. Diame is certainly one for future reference”.