Brendan Rodgers has denied that Liverpool were not interested in signing Memphis Depay and that the club made no attempt to sign the would-be-new Manchester United winger.
“It was not something that we were interested in,” said Rodgers.
“He is a young, talented player but we already have four players at the club in his position so we have other priorities we are looking at over the summer. With the players we have we are well stocked in that area.”
His quotes are slightly baffling. Liverpool’s representatives held talks with Depay’s representatives, as a PSV Eindhoven spokesman confirmed on Friday morning that the Reds contacted with the Dutch club and spoke with the player.
“They were also one of the clubs interested but at the end Memphis had the final decision and he chose Manchester United.”
Okay, so if Liverpool were not interested, as per Rodgers, why on earth, the club wasted time in speaking to another club and their player. Plain and simple, Liverpool failed in their attempt to sign Depay and Rodgers is diverting the attention by saying something else.
United announced a £25m deal for the 21-year-old on Thursday, with Depay revealing he turned other clubs down to join his ‘dream’ club.
Liverpool are in need of a goal scorer in the summer, which has become a top priority now with Daniel Sturridge out for the next four months following hip surgery.