Heysel was deal-breaker for Alessandro Del Piero's Liverpool move

 

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Sydney FC striker Alessandro del Piero says he rejected an approach from Liverpool out of respect for victims of the 1985 Heysel disaster.

A 10-year-old Juve fan at the time of the tragedy, Del Piero left the club after 19 years at the end of last season before joining Sydney on a free transfer, but not before Liverpool made a late offer.

But Del Piero said: "I thought about what happened at Heysel.

"Juve and Liverpool have worked hard to mend their relationship, but for a lot of people it's something that can never be forgotten."

 

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