Former Tottenham star Steve Archibald has revealed how he rejected a move to Liverpool in their glory years.

At the time, Archibald had been loaned out by Barcelona to Blackburn Rovers when Hibs made their audacious move. Speaking from his home in Barcelona, the 51-year-old told The Scotsman: "I'd had Jim Gray (Hibs then chief executive) on the phone wanting me to come to Edinburgh and Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish asking me to go to Merseyside.

"It was a fantastic chance to join Liverpool, giving me the opportunity to get a league title under my belt but Jim was pushing hard for Hibs. There was a stumbling block at Liverpool which we couldn't get over and with Kenny being away with the squad pre-season - it was in the days before everyone had a mobile phone - the deal didn't get done.

"That's what happened, it was Liverpool or Hibs. I had no regrets, I had a fantastic time at Easter Road, made some good friends, scored goals and we had some success, getting into Europe for the first time in a number of years."