Liverpool were once keen on signing Real Madrid attacker Rodrygo, according to journalist Ian Doyle.
Taking to the Liverpool Echo’s latest Q&A, the reporter was questioned why the Reds don’t seem to sign players straight out of South America, rather than acquiring them later down the line.
“Liverpool were interested in signing Rodrygo before he went to Real Madrid,” Doyle said.
“It’s a market they look at, but obviously the Spanish and Portuguese clubs are at an advantage because of their historical links to the region.”
This isn’t the first case of a youngster Jurgen Klopp likes choosing to sign for Los Blancos.
Liverpool were extremely keen on bringing Aurelien Tchouameni to Anfield when he was at Monaco. However, when the midfielder heard of Madrid’s interest, there was no chance for the Reds.
The Merseyside outfit are currently fighting with the Spanish giants to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.
Liverpool once wanted to sign Rodrygo
What a signing this could have been for Klopp.
Having arrived at the Bernabeu from Santos in the summer of 2019 in a deal worth £39.5m, the youngster has shone in the Spanish capital.
The winger has played 24 matches for Carlo Ancelotti’s side this term, during which he has bagged eight goals and five assists.
The Brazil international is extremely versatile, having played in every position along the front-line; even dropping in as an attacking midfielder when The Whites have needed him to.
He even came off the bench as a substitute as Madrid painstakingly beat Liverpool to the Champions League trophy last season.
Hailed by Ancelotti as a ‘special’ player, the future looks incredibly bright for the 22-year-old, who is coming into his own at the Bernabeu.
This was another transfer which slipped through Liverpool’s fingers, so let’s hope this doesn’t happen again with Bellingham.