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Ageing Italian forward Antonio Di Natale reckons he nearly signed for Liverpool back in 2008, reports the Daily Mail.
The striker is now 37-years-old, but he’s one of very few footballers to have continually improved past the age of 30.
Since 2008 in fact, he’s bagged way over 100 goals for Udinese and Italy.
“When Andrea Dossena signed in 2008, Liverpool spoke with me, but it all came to nothing,” the former Italy international told Sportweek magazine in Italy.
“Udinese taught me work ethic and respect. The only other team I would have loved to play for, for the atmosphere and the stadium, is Liverpool.”
In 2008 Liverpool had a peak Fernando Torres starting up top, but due to his regular injuries, Di Natale would have no doubt been a smart addition.
Instead, Liverpool spent £20m on Robbie Keane, and the Irishman only found the back of the net five times in the Premier League, and was swiftly sold back to Tottenham in January of that season.
Most Liverpool fans will wish Di Natale had signed instead of Dossena, who goes down as one the worst Liverpool signings in recent memory.