Former Liverpool Defender Jamie Carragher has revealed Liverpool considered signing Gareth Bale.
During his time at Southampton, the world’s most expensive footballer is said to have attracted attention from then-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez.
Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Carragher revealed:
“He has come so far since making his way at Southampton.
“When he broke into their team, Rafa Benitez looked at signing him for Liverpool.
“Bale was playing as a left back then and Rafa didn’t think he was any better than John Arne Riise, so he never pursued it.”