Duff discusses almost joining Liverpool, Tottenham

Matt Stead

Damien Duff has revealed that he “came close” to joining Liverpool on more than one occasion.

Duff enjoyed a storied Premier League career, making 392 appearance and scoring 54 goals across spells with four clubs.

He spent seven years at Blackburn, before leaving to join Chelsea in 2003, where he would win two Premier League titles.

The Irishman then moved to Newcastle and Fulham, before retiring in December 2015.

But he has revealed that he almost joined Liverpool “two or three times” during his career.

“I came close [to joining Liverpool] two or three times,” he told FourFourTwo.

“The first was a year or two before I signed for Chelsea. I would have gone there, but Blackburn wanted a big fee so not too many clubs could afford to buy me back then.

“Then when I was leaving Chelsea, the same move nearly happened again.”

Duff also stated that Tottenham were interested at one point, but that his loyalties to Chelsea saw him turn the move down.

“I remember getting a message from Martin Jol, but I was a Chelsea fan after winning titles there so it was something I never really looked at.”