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

arjen robben
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.

Michael Owen
Michael Owen makes Champions League prediction about Chelsea FC
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes urges Man United to sign 'perfect' Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund
Reece James
Reece James makes vow to Chelsea FC fans ahead of Real Madrid clash
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves urges Man United to make this ‘amazing’ signing
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand predicts where Liverpool FC are going to finish
Michael Owen
Michael Owen makes Champions League prediction about Chelsea FC
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes urges Man United to sign 'perfect' Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund
Reece James
Reece James makes vow to Chelsea FC fans ahead of Real Madrid clash
Owen Hargreaves
Owen Hargreaves urges Man United to make this ‘amazing’ signing
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand predicts where Liverpool FC are going to finish
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature