Alves: I almost joined Liverpool

Dani Alves has revealed that he “pretty much had an agreement with Liverpool” in 2006 and that he still hopes to play in the Premier League.

The Brazilian full-back was a much sought-after talent following a productive stint at Sevilla, with Europe’s top clubs clamouring for his signature.

Liverpool was among those in the mix and came agonizingly close to pulling off a transfer coup, but were left empty-handed and, two years later, Alves joined Barcelona where he spent eight trophy-laden seasons.

-I pretty much had an agreement with Liverpool. 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, Alves said.

Alves has helped PSG to set the early title pace in Ligue 1 this season, while a 5-0 mauling of Anderlecht in the Champions League on Tuesday has them already guaranteed a place in the last-16 of Europe's premier club competition.

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