Liverpool turned down chance to sign 30-year-old La Liga midfielder

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has revealed he was approached by Liverpool footballers Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez back in 2014. While the 30-year-old midfielder says it was not exactly a straight-up transfer discussion, the implication is that they tried to sell the club to him as a possible destination.

Toni was still at Bayern Munich at the time but ended up leaving for the Los Blancos that summer after winning the World Cup with his national team first. Since then, Kroos has enjoyed a fine career at the Santiago Bernabeu, winning three Champions League trophies and other major honours.

It looks unlikely Germany international could have done that with the Reds, though it would have been great to see this elite ball-playing midfielder in the Premier League at his peak. Discussing the possibility of joining the Reds now, he said: “It wasn’t a straight chat-up line, but they offered to tell me more about the club and so on.

The funny thing was, Luis was about to leave for Barcelona anyway.” Liverpool fans won’t be too bothered about this now as they have now put together one of the best squads in Europe and there’s no guarantee Kroos would get into their starting line-up these days.

Merseyside club heavily linked with RB Leipzig centre-forward Timo Werner, PSG striker Kylian Mbappe, Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, Werder Bremen forward Milot Rashica, Leicester City playmaker James Maddison, Aston Vill attacker Jack Grealish, Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell and Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz.