Liverpool wanted 22-year-old but Man United refused to sell – report

Liverpool shortlisted Luke Shaw as a potential option at left-back but Manchester United refused to sell, according to reports in England

Juan Mata and Luke Shaw Photo: Luke Shaw / Instagram

Liverpool were interested in signing Luke Shaw but Manchester United refused to do a deal with their rivals, according to reports in England.

The Sun, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News, is reporting that Jurgen Klopp was interested in signing the England international in the summer transfer window.

However, Manchester United rejected the chance to offload Shaw to Liverpool despite Jose Mourinho’s regular criticisms of the former Southampton defender last season.

Of course Liverpool signed Scotland international Andy Robertson in an £8m deal from Hull City last month to finally address their weakness at left-back.

Vice captain James Milner was used in the unorthodox role last term as Klopp relegated Spain international Alberto Moreno to second choice following his erratic performances in 2015-16.

The retired England international excelled in the unfamiliar position and ended up with a respectable return of seven goals and three assists in 36 appearances in the Premier League.

Shaw, on the other hand, found his first-team opportunities limited under new Manchester United manager Mourinho.

The 22-year-old started nine times in the Premier League and made a further two appearances from the bench in a stop-start campaign for the left-back.

Manchester United signed Shaw in a £27m deal from Southampton in the 2014 summer transfer window when Louis van Gaal was in charge at Old Trafford.

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