Liverpool have had some iconic strikers down the years. The Reds have been blessed with the likes of Kenny Dalglish and Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Bobby Firmino. There are also plenty that got away. On talkSPORT, Darren Bent has revealed that Jamie Carragher tried to talk him into a Liverpool move.
Darren Bent career
Journeyman striker Darren Bent played for nine different sides throughout his professional career, including spells with Spurs and Sunderland.
Kopites will remember him for the famous beach ball incident when he scored for Sunderland after the ball ricocheted off a seaside inflatable in front of Pepe Reina.
Throughout his career he scored 217 club goals in 568 appearances in all competitions, bagging four in 13 for England.
Darren Bent on Jamie Carragher
Speaking on talkSPORT, Darren Bent has revealed that Jamie Carragher tried to persuade him to join Liverpool.
The ex-England forward never got a move to Anfield but it sounds as though one of our stars was keen on his arrival. Bent told the show:
“There was one particular time; I’d just finished my first season for Sunderland and it had gone really well.
“Jamie Carragher had a conversation [with me] about coming to Liverpool.
“It wasn’t a conversation like, ‘we need to get you there’, it was kind of like, ‘it would be good if you came, you did really well in your first season, you’re probably a little bit too expensive for us’.
“I was like..It’s Liverpool Football Club, you’ve got to jump at the chance.
“I ended up staying at Sunderland, I didn’t go anywhere. Maybe Benitez didn’t see eye-to-eye with Carragher in the signing!”
What RTK has to say
Ah what could’ve been.
Darren Bent was some finisher in his day, it would’ve been interesting to see how he’d have thrived with the backing of the Kop.
Alas, instead he’ll just forever be remembered for scoring that goal against us.
Which, by the way, whilst we’re on the subject, should never have stood in the first place.
Also, the kit we were wearing that day was horrendous.
Wow, this story is dragging up some bad memories.