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Liverpool F.C. - 20 players who almost signed for Liverpool F.C.

Liverpool are moving ever closer to having one of the greatest seasons in the club's recent history.

With that in mind, we thought we would take a look at some of the players who were reported to have been close to signing for Liverpool F.C. down through the years but, for one reason or another, failed to so.

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, was reported to have been interested in bringing World Cup winner, Mario Gotze, in 2018 but the deal fell through when Gotze stalled over contract negotiations.

1. Mario Gotze

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, was reported to have been interested in bringing World Cup winner, Mario Gotze, in 2018 but the deal fell through when Gotze stalled over contract negotiations.
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Liverpool tried to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as far back as 2003 according to former Liverpool manager, Gerard Houllier but the deal fell through after his wage demands were not met.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Liverpool tried to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as far back as 2003 according to former Liverpool manager, Gerard Houllier but the deal fell through after his wage demands were not met.
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Liverpool were close to signing the Portuguese in 2005 in a deal reported to have been worth 10m but Benefica pulled the plug at the last minute when Liverpool refused to up their offer to 11m.

3. Simao Sabrosa

Liverpool were close to signing the Portuguese in 2005 in a deal reported to have been worth 10m but Benefica pulled the plug at the last minute when Liverpool refused to up their offer to 11m.
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The talented Dane is reported to have shook hands on a three year deal but when Liverpool attempted to increase it by another 12 months he is believed to have got cold feet and signed for Juventus instead.

4. Michael Laudrup

The talented Dane is reported to have shook hands on a three year deal but when Liverpool attempted to increase it by another 12 months he is believed to have got cold feet and signed for Juventus instead.
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