Liverpool transfers: ‘Reds failed in bid to sign Arjen Robben’

Liverpool transfers: Jamie Carragher reveals that Brendan Rodgers tried to sign Arjen Robben from Bayern Munich in 2013

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben Photo: Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers failed in an attempt to lure Arjen Robben to Liverpool last year, according to Jamie Carragher.

The Netherlands winger, who signed a new three-year deal with Bayern Munich in May, has been in fine form during the World Cup in Brazil and has been touted as a target for Manchester United in recent seasons.

Liverpool have not had a world-class wide man since John Barnes

Jamie Carragher

However, former Reds defender Carragher has revealed that Rodgers attempted to bring the 30-year-old former Chelsea star to Anfield at the beginning of last summer.

“Brendan Rodgers tried to sign him for Liverpool before the 2013 Champions League final,” Carragher told the Daily Mail.

“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 have not had a world-class wide man since John Barnes.”

Robben scored 11 goals and made six assists in 28 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich last season.

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