Ante Coric has revealed that he was a medical away from joining Liverpool this summer, but the lure of Champions League football was too much to turn down.

Liverpool was linked with signing Coric for much of the early stages of the transfer window, but the Croatian midfielder has revealed that he didn’t join the Merseyside club as the opportunity to play in the Champions League with Dinamo Zagreb was too good to turn down.

The belief was that, despite interest from Spurs and Manchester City, Coric had undergone a medical with Liverpool but, according to quotes found on Goal, the negotiations never reached that point.

“I am happy such big clubs want me, but I want to play with my favourite team in the Champions League,” Coric said.

“It was up to me to decide, all I needed to do was a medical, but I want to stay at Dinamo, where I can give a lot more.”

His comments are an indication of how Liverpool still need to go before being re-established as a heavyweight of any kind. If the club can’t attract a 19-year old without Champions League football then it’s really damning.

Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.


  1. To be honest I don’t think where LFC is at or going had anything to do with it. I rather think that someone has told him that by staying at Zagreb they will ALWAYS be in the CL year after year whereas LFC have to fight year on year. He obviously fancies that trying each year will help his ambition.