Heysel was deal-breaker for Alessandro Del Piero's Liverpool move
Friday 12 October 2012
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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