Brendan Rodgers says that Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli told him that he wanted to join Liverpool.
Rodgers claims that Liverpool failed to get the deal done for Alli, refusing to pay the £5 million fee.
The former Liverpool manager was appearing on Goals on Sunday on Sky Sports, where he was the main guest.
“I thought we had him. Unfortunately the deal didn’t get done and he ended up at Tottenham,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers also revealed that he met Alli and the player’s parents in order to persuade him to move to Anfield.
“I spent a couple of hours in a hotel room talking to him,” Rodgers said. That’s presumably when the move to Tottenham was confirmed.