Rodgers admits Sanchez snub
18 July 2014, 12:10
Nairobi - Brendan Rodgers was disappointed Alexis Sanchez snubbed Liverpool for Arsenal, but
believes the Reds are still capable of attracting the world's best.
The Reds were keen on securing the Chile international's services as
part of a swap deal for Luis Suarez, who left for Barcelona this week in
a reported £75million move.
However, Sanchez, who helped lead his country to the last 16 at the
2014 World Cup, decided instead to join to the Gunners, although Rodgers
insists it had nothing to do with ambition, and everything to do with
the striker's preferred living situation.
And, when asked if there is an issue of Liverpool attracting top
talent, Rodgers said: "I don't think so. That was one where geography
dictated where he wanted to go - simple as that. It’s been the other
"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.
"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."
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