Liverpool fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are not looking overly impressed at the latest claim coming from Metro.
The publication seem to think that Alexis Sanchez rejected a move to the club this summer and all because he wanted to live in London.
Arsenal are currently reaping all the rewards from having the former Barcelona star at the club and even our most negative of regulars have to admit that he has been a revelation in the Premier League this season.
That said, he did come very close to joining Liverpool in the summer should we believe the media.
In fact, Liverpool even offered Sanchez more money to join, but to no avail!
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers claimed: “He’s a fantastic player and would have suited us.
“His profile would have been great but it was not to be and we move on.
“Lots of players are really impressed by what we are doing as a club and really excited about coming to Liverpool.‘It wasn’t due to a lack of ambition by the club.
“It was about where the player and his family wanted to choose to live.”
Of course, given the start to season Liverpool have had, we think that the Chilean superstar will look back on his choice and think that he was right to make the switch to North London. At least Arsenal will be looking at getting into the top four come May!
Liverpool fans. Should you quite simply have pulled out all the stops to land a forward like Sanchez instead of Mario Balotelli? Let us know your thoughts below.