Celtic goalkeeper Dorus de Vries has revealed Brendan Rodgers tried to sign him when he was the Liverpool manager. De Vries joined Celtic this summer after three seasons with Nottingham Forest.

Speaking to Voetbal International, De Vries was asked about his relationship Rodgers after previously playing under him a Swansea City. The 35-year-old said he’s always been able to get on with the manager, ever since their time at Swansea City, and confirmed when Rodgers took the Liverpool job he tried to sign him for the Merseyside club.

“Brendan Rodgers and I have a good click, which was created during our time with Swansea City. Later as manager of Liverpool he tried to bring me to Anfield. Rodgers knows me as a goalkeeper and as a person, and believes that I can add something to his team,” said the Celtic keeper.

De Vries was at Swansea City for four years with one of those seasons being under Rodgers. The Dutchman played over 180 league games for the Welsh side before joining Wolves in 2011.