Jamie Carragher reveals Liverpool wanted to sign Man United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan

The Liverpool legend reveals how badly Brendan Rodgers wanted to sign Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Jamie Carragher has revealed that Brendan Rodgers was devastated not to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan during his spell as Liverpool manager.

The Merseyside outfit came close to landing the Armenia international from Ukrainian giants Shakthar Donetsk before Mkhitaryan completed a big-money move to Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund side in 2013.

The 27-year-old attacking midfielder scored 41 times in 140 appearances in all competitions during three seasons with the German side, including an impressive return of 23 goals in 51 games last term.

New Manchester United manager Mourinho made Mkhitaryan his third signing of the summer after the Red Devils parted with £30m to secure the playmaker’s services in the transfer window.

The Armenian midfielder has endured a slow start to life as a Manchester United player but there have been green shoots of progress in recent weeks under his manager Mourinho.

Former Liverpool defender Carragher revealed that ex Reds boss Rodgers was extremely disappointed when the Merseyside outfit were unable to sign Mkhitaryan in 2013.

“There certainly can’t be any disputing his talent. I remember how Brendan Rodgers was desperate to sign him for Liverpool from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer of 2013 and he was devastated that he opted for Borussia Dortmund instead,” Carragher told The Daily Mail.

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