Youngster joined the struggling Eagles instead.
England Under-21 international Tom Ince turned down the chance to re-join former club Liverpool in the January transfer window, according to the midfielder’s father Paul in the Daily Mirror.
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The highly rated wide man was being chased by a whole host of Premier League clubs last month, including the likes of Swansea City, Hull City, Stoke City and Crystal Palace.
And now ex-Blackpool boss Paul Ince has revealed that Premier League giants Liverpool were also interested in bringing the 22-year-old back to Anfield, three years after the Reds had sold the player to the seasiders in the first place.
However, the former Manchester United and England star says that his son rejected the move as he is not quite ready to make that step up in his career just yet, hence his decision to join Palace on loan instead.
“Liverpool were in but I don’t think Thomas is ready to go to Liverpool yet,” confirmed Ince Snr.
“Brendan [Rodgers] has done very well there and he does play the kids but for his progression as a footballer it needed to be a Stoke, a Swansea, a Palace or a Hull at this point.
“Maybe in two or three years’ time that might be a move for him.”