Former Kop centre back Jamie Carragher claims the club tried to sign Arjen Robben just twelve months ago.
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Netherlands winger Arjen Robben has been one of the stars of the 2014 FIFA World Cup – but, according to Jamie Carragher at least, it could’ve been as a Liverpool player if events had panned out a little differently.
The Mail have reported comments from Carragher suggesting that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers tried to sign the former Chelsea man before the 2013 Champions League final – but the Dutchman’s winning goal in that match went on to secure his place as an indispensable part of the German champions’ set-up.
Robben is regarded as one of the world’s finest wingers, with his pace and trickery tormenting teams at the World Cup, although the 30 year-old has been caught up in a diving controversy after earning a late penalty to help his team past Mexico in the last sixteen.
Despite Robben always seeming to be a regular at the Allianz Arena, Carragher said:
“Brendan Rodgers tried to sign him for Liverpool before the 2013 Champions League final.”
“He wasn’t a regular for Bayern then but he scored the winner at Wembley against Borussia Dortmund and has since gone from strength to strength.”
Liverpool aren’t the only huge Premier League club to have missed out on having Robben’s dazzling skills – Manchester United missed out on the player when he first moved from PSV Eindhoven to Stamford Bridge because they weren’t willing to meet the Eredivisie club’s valuation of the player.
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