Experienced centre-forward Max Kruse has claimed that he turned down the chance to join Liverpool ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
Available on a free transfer after leaving Werder Bremen at the end of June, Kruse has said that he had a number of options when it came to his next club.
One of those was Liverpool, according to the Germany international, but he decided to make the move to Fenerbahce.
Jurgen Klopp’s side lost Daniel Sturridge at the end of last season and are therefore quite short when it comes to senior options in the final third of the field.
Kruse would have represented a low-cost, experienced option.
And the 31-year-old managed a respectable 11 Bundesliga goals for Bremen last term.
That said, it would be fair to say that a number of Liverpool fans are not too bothered about missing out on the chance to sign him, whilst others are unsure whether the forward is actually telling the truth.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Yeah players seldom choose Liverpool over the Turkish giants ???
— Dare to dream (@5stonedai25) July 26, 2019
Glad he did
— 6 (@6timesucl) July 26, 2019
What? Very funny
— Martin Loveday (@MartinLoveday7) July 26, 2019
Course he did.
— Ben Doherty (@bendocs1980) July 26, 2019
He’s either a liar or an idiot. I don’t know which is worse
— Elliot Hughes (@CommodoreMudkip) July 26, 2019
— L.F.C. (@Kosta25385483) July 26, 2019
Your loss mate! RT @AnfieldHQ: Max Kruse has claimed he turned down a move to Liverpool earlier this summer before joining Fenerbache.
“During the transfer period, I’ve received lots of offers and one of them was Liverpool.”https://t.co/OsFHeuMxco
— OLSC Madison ?????? (@LFCMadison) July 26, 2019