Liverpool fans were excited by the news yesterday that the club were considering making an offer for Real Madrid left back Marcelo in the summer.
However, sources at talkSPORT have been quick to inform us that a deal now looks unlikely.
Marcelo has had his say on the speculation, and has moved to distance himself from it as quickly as possible by insisting he remains happy in the Spanish capital.
The 25-year-old is entering the final 12 months of his contract at the Bernabeu, and reports had suggested the club may have been willing to cash in for a fee in the region of £25 million.
Brendan Rodgers is planning for life back in the Champions League with the Reds, and is on the hunt for a world class left back to help bolster his leaky defence.
Jose Enrique has not featured since mid-October with a knee injury, whilst Aly Cissokho looks set to return to Valencia after failing to impress during his season long loan.
Twenty-one-year-old Jon Flanagan has filled in at left back admirably this season, but is considered to be more of a natural right full back.
However, a move for Marcelo – who has made over 200 appearances for Real Madrid over the course of his career – now seems unlikely.
“My best memory of football was when I signed for Real Madrid because I did not expect it,” he told El Mundo Deportivo.
“It was a spectacular moment. I’ve been here since I was 18, I’m from Madrid in practice and I am proud to be one of the captains of Real Madrid.”
Liverpool fans. Do you really need to be spending £25 million on a left back after the performances of the Red Cafu (Flanagan) this season?
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