Liverpool Football club have come out to explain that they made no offer for Alessandro Del Piero in this summer’s transfer window, despite claims to the contrary.
The Anfield outfit were linked with a host of names as the clock ticked down on deadline day, including the former Italian International forward, but the club have been quick to refute suggestions that they made a bid for the 37-year-old.
The popular centre forward eventually moved to Sydney FC as a free agent and went on to mention Liverpool made an approach as he was in discussions with Sydney.
Del Piero went on to tell Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport that he “thought about what happened at Heysel” before deciding to turn the bid down.
The incident he was referring to resulted in loss of 39 Juventus fans’ lives in a tragic day for the club, just before the 1985 European Cup Final.
A lot of work has been done since then to mend the relationship between the two clubs. Despite this, Del Piero a cult hero at Juve, said that for some it would never be forgotten, which is why he had to reject the approach.
Liverpool however, insists that no attempt was ever made to sign Del Piero. The Reds assert that he was not on manager Brendan Rodgers’ radar.
“Nobody at Liverpool spoke to the player or his representatives at any stage about the possibility of him joining the club,” the club told the Daily Mail.