Esteban Granero has revealed that watching Xabi Alonso in action for Liverpool made him want to play in the Premier League.
Granero, who recently joined QPR from Real Madrid, is a close friend of Alonso and the pair were team-mates at the Bernabeu.
The 25-year-old explained: “I used to watch Liverpool games because there were a lot of Spanish players there.
“Also, one of my favourite players was Xabi and I have a very good relationship with him.
“I like way they play in England and have always thought I’d be suited to playing in the Premier League. I think it’s perfect for me.”