In a surprise revelation, Liverpool’s attempts to sign the English left-back from their rivals Manchester United have come to the fore.
Jurgen Klopp is believed to have had Luke Shaw among his shortlisted full backs for the ongoing transfer window.
However, the proposed transfer never materialized as The Reds ended up signing Andrew Robertson from Hull City.
Fierce historic rivals, Liverpool and Manchester United, haven’t signed players between them for a long time, since 1964, to be precise. But, it was the intention of Liverpool’s German boss to observe an aberration in the long-held tradition by signing Luke Shaw.
It was only when Mourinho declined any advances from Klopp, that the Anfield outfit shifted their focus onto Robertson.
Luke Shaw, who has mostly been on the fringes for Manchester United under Mourinho, is still deemed an important player for the future. As a result, the highly-rated 22 year old fullback isn’t allowed to leave Old Trafford just yet.
Moreover, Mourinho’s latest comments about the use of whole squad for the upcoming season will give Shaw’s chances a boost.
The Portuguese coach said, “Everybody’s in the plan. The plan is to have a good squad, not to have a good team, it’s to have a good squad with options and we have important players injured for a long time, they are going to be back just by the end of the year.”
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.