​​Bayern Munich goalkeeper Christian Fruchtl reportedly turned down the chance to join ​Liverpool in December because he was not prepared to play the role of No.2 at the club.

The current ​Premier League leaders were keen on bringing the 20-year-old to Anfield who was open to a loan move as long as it guaranteed regular playing time.

The Reds got in contact with Bayern to ask about the keeper's availability before the end of 2019, promising that Fruchtl would be their No 2 behind Alisson should he join them in the transfer window.

According to ​Sport 1, the keeper turned down the offer as he only wanted to join a club where he would be the guaranteed first-choice.

The youngster is currently behind Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich but with Alexander Nubel agreeing to join the club in the summer, Fruchtl is likely to be pushed even further down the pecking order.

The keeper has played regularly in Bayern's third division team but has not made a senior appearance this season. 

Adrian has been Liverpool's second-choice keeper since he joined from ​West Ham in August and has proved to be a safe pair of hands on the occasions when Alisson has been injured or suspended.

The Reds have been linked with a number of players from the ​Bundesliga recently, including RB Leipzig's Timo Werner and Jadon Sancho from ​Borussia Dortmund, while Naby Keita joined from Leipzig in 2018.