According to www.a-league.com.au, Liverpool and Manchester United were interested in signing Besart Berisha.
Berisha played against England B for Albania in 2007 and he made a name for himself with a highly impressive performance.
In a game that England won 3-1, the Albanian cut in and thundered a shot against the bar from all of 25 yards and, had the ball hit the back of the net, the goal would have been a scorcher.
Later in the game, after Albania conceded two goals, a blonde-haired Berisha broke through the English defence and placed a shot into the roof of the net.
The performance that Berisha put in attracted a lot of attention from English League clubs and he was duly signed by Burnley.
Berish said, “I played against England, an unbelievable game. I was in the top [form] and good shape.
“Really I remember all the Premier League clubs look at me but Burnley signed me quick.
“But I heard other clubs were interested too. My manager told me something about Manchester United and Liverpool were also interested.
“I remember, I was on top [at the time]. I was playing for Hamburg at the time and super strong.
“But I signed with Burnley on a three-year deal because the coach [Scottish manager Steven Caldwell] wanted me and I liked the stadium [Turf Moor].