Caleta-Car confirms Marseille Rejected Liverpool Offer Last January

The Croatian says it was an “honour” for him to obtain an strategy from the Reds, however plans to proceed his growth at Stade Velodrome

Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Automobile has revealed that he turned down an strategy from Liverpool in January.

Liverpool have been closely linked with Caleta-Automobile throughout the winter switch window, as Jurgen Klopp sought to bolsters his choices on the again amid a defensive harm disaster.

Some studies steered that the 24-year-old was all set to affix the Reds earlier than the proposed transfer fell via on deadline day, and he has now confirmed that he obtained a proper provide from the Premier League champions.

What was mentioned?

Caleta-Automobile informed reporters: “I obtained a proposal from Liverpool.

“It was an honour for me to know that such a membership needed me. We determined with the membership that I used to be going to remain.

“Marseille can also be an amazing membership and I nonetheless have a number of enhancing to do right here.”

What attracted Liverpool to Caleta-Automobile?

Caleta-Automobile has established himself as one among Marseille’s most constant performers since becoming a member of the membership from Pink Bull Salzburg in 2018.

The Croatian has featured in 130 video games for the French outfit throughout all competitions, scoring 4 targets, whereas additionally selecting up a Trophee des Champions runners-up medal.

The Reds have been seeking to carry him in to offer cowl for injured duo Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, however needed to flip their consideration to various targets when he rejected their strategy.

Who did Liverpool signal as an alternative?

Liverpool ended up signing two new centre-backs earlier than the winter market closed, with Ben Davies arriving at Anfield on a everlasting deal from Preston and Ozan Kabak becoming a member of the membership on mortgage from Schalke.

Davies has but to make his first-team debut for Klopp’s aspect, however Kabak was handed his first begin away at Leicester Metropolis on Saturday, and had a day to overlook because the Foxes ran out 3-1 winners to maneuver six factors away from the Reds within the Premier League desk.