Previous
Real Madrid
Liverpool
3
1
FT
Game Details
Aston Villa
Fulham
0
1
FT
Game Details
Seattle Sounders FC
Real Salt Lake
0
1
FT
Game Details
Vancouver Whitecaps
New England Revolution
3
3
FT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Philadelphia Union
0
0
FT
Game Details
Orlando City SC
Chicago Fire
1
2
FT
Game Details
Minnesota United FC
Montreal Impact
2
0
FT
Game Details
Colorado Rapids
Portland Timbers
2
3
FT
Game Details
LAFC
DC United
1
0
LIVE 73'
Game Details
China
Myanmar
1
0
FT
Game Details
Next

Dani Alves: I 'pretty much' had a deal to join Liverpool from Sevilla in 2006

Dani Alves has told FourFourTwo he "pretty much had an agreement with Liverpool" before a move to the club fell through in 2006.

Manager Rafael Benitez had identified Alves, then at Sevilla, as a top transfer target.

Rick Parry, Liverpool's CEO at the time, recently said a deal for Alves fell through because of financial reasons, with the full-back joining Barcelona in 2008.

"I pretty much had an agreement with Liverpool," Alves said. "But, for whatever reason, it didn't happen at the last moment and I really don't know why as I wasn't the one conducting the negotiations.

"I had other people representing me back then. Something similar happened later in my career with Chelsea and Real Madrid.

"Of course, it all worked out happily for the Cules [Barcelona fans] in the end, and also for me as I was able to write an amazing story at the Camp Nou instead."

Alves, 34, is now at Paris Saint-Germain after moving from Juventus on a free transfer in the summer.

He was close to joining Manchester City before heading for PSG, and said he was not sure whether he could still achieve his aim of playing in the Premier League.

"I still have this ambition, yes," he said. "But I don't know if it will happen now. I think there are plenty of things to do here first with PSG."

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.