Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has admitted that he regrets turning down the opportunity to play for Liverpool during his career, Sky Sports reported.
Bowyer was on the verge of securing a move to Anfield back in 2002 when Gerard Houllier had expressed his desire to have him in his squad.
"I was very close [to joining Liverpool] - I was halfway through a medical but it just didn't feel right for me at the time," Bowyer exclusively told MNF Retro.
"That is my biggest regret in football not going to Liverpool at that time. If I could've turned the clock back I would've gone. Looking back, I made the wrong decision.
"I knew my time was coming to an end at Leeds due to a few things behind the scenes that didn't sit well with me so I knew it was my time to go.
"I thought doing another five years up north being a long way away from my family after doing six years at Leeds didn't sit right but after all that I ended up going to Newcastle which is even further away, so it makes no sense!
"But at the time it just didn't feel right, and that was the mistake I made."