Liverpool made a move for Bayern Munich goalkeeper Christian Früchtl in December, only for the 20-year-old to turn down a move to Anfield.
That’s according to Sport1, who claim that Liverpool were keen on the current Bayern Munich number three.
They report that Früchtl wants to leave Bayern on loan so he can get regular football elsewhere having failed to make a single first-team appearance this season.
Liverpool are aware of this and made a move in December, phoning up Bayern to ask about the player’s availability.
They promised to make him their number two behind current first-choice Alisson Becker, but Früchtl turned down the move, insisting he only wanted to move to a club where he ‘will be number one’, according to his advisor Christian Rößner.
He ended up staying at Bayern as a result, but Sport1 say that his ‘future remains open’, and he still wants to be loaned out next season.
The youngster is currently number three behind Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich, but the arrival of Alexander Nübel from Schalke is only likely to push him further down the pecking order.
Bayern’s plan is to move him up from the third division, where he has played regularly this season, to the second division, although it seems unlikely that will satisfy him.
Quite why Liverpool were interested isn’t mentioned, especially given Adrián has proven to be an able deputy for Alisson this year, although perhaps they are merely looking ahead should the 33-year-old leave in the summer.