Liverpool tried to sign Arjen Robben claims Jamie Carragher
Former defender claims Brendan Rodgers tried to sign Dutch star
Tuesday 01 July 2014
Liverpool tried to sign Arjen Robben in 2013 according to former defender Jamie Carragher.
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The Bayern Munich midfielder has been the star man for the Netherlands this World Cup, scoring three goals, with his side set to face Costa Rica in the quarter-finals.
Carragher has said that Brendan Rodgers tried to sign Robben back in 2013, when he was struggling to get game time at Bayern, in the hope of striking a deal that would have suited both parties.
"Brendan Rodgers tried to sign him for Liverpool before the 2013 Champions League final,” he told the Daily Mail.
"He wasn't a regular for Bayern then but he scored the winner at Wembley against Borussia Dortmund and has since gone from strength to strength.
"Liverpool have not had a world class wide man since John Barnes."
Robben, whose past clubs include Chelsea and Real Madrid, signed a new Bayern contract earlier this year, which runs until 2017.
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