Brentford striker Ivan Toney has jokingly been asked not to join Liverpool after admitting that he was a fan of the Reds when growing up.
Speaking on the Diary of a CEO podcast, the England international revealed that he was a Liverpool supporter as a kid, with host and Manchester United fan Steven Barlett urging Toney not to join the Reds.
Toney said: “I have been a Liverpool fan my whole life, but I have liked Arsenal, I like watching Arsenal and how they play and kind of how passionate the fans are. But, yeah, Liverpool fan, Liverpool boy at heart.”
Currently serving an eight-month ban due to breaking betting rules, Toney has been linked with a move to Liverpool over the years having become a superstar in the Premier League with Brentford.
Valued at £50m, Toney scored an impressive 20 goals last season as the Bees comfortably stayed up in the English top-flight, with the expectation being that the striker will be on the move in January.
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And Liverpool could well be the forward’s next destination, though Toney might find it hard to win a move to Anfield given their incredible attacking depth this season.
Toney’s Liverpool dream might be put on hold again
Toney’s status as one of the best forwards in the Premier League is undeniable, with the striker likely set for a massive move this summer had the forward now been so harshly punished by the FA.
Yet with Liverpool the team he supported as a kid, a move to Anfield might again allude Toney once the attacker is back on the pitch for Brentford later this season.
Given Liverpool’s options, a move for Toney would make little sense with Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo and Diogo Jota all available for Liverpool, which could ruin the England international’s club dream.