The father of Crystal Palace loan signing Thomas Ince admits he turned down a return to Liverpool.

Ince is on-loan at Palace from Blackpool.

Dad Paul, a former Reds captain, revealed: "Liverpool were in but I don't think Thomas is ready to go to Liverpool yet.

"Brendan [Rodgers] has done very well there and he does play the kids but for his progression as a footballer it needed to be a Stoke, a Swansea, a Palace or a Hull at this point.

"Maybe in two or three years' time that might be a move for him."

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