Scotland defender Andy Robertson had Stoke as a “really good option” option before deciding to join Liverpool in 2017.
Robertson swapped Hull City for Anfield in the summer of 2017 for a fee of £8million and has already made 43 appearances for the Merseysiders in just over a season.
And Robertson has lifted the lid on how things could have panned out differently if he’d opted to join Mark Hughes’ side.
“Stoke were quite interested in me. Mark Hughes had liked me and I think there was a wee bit of chat with them,” Robertson told Youtube football channel ‘Open Goal’.
“So I was thinking they were a really good option; I think they finished top 10 that season and I was trying to get my head on a move to Stoke.
“I was thinking they were really keen, and at that point under Mark Hughes they were playing good football. They had Erik Pieters; I wasn’t sure if I was going in as back-up to him as he was flying that season.”