Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he tried to prise Steven Gerrard away from Liverpool. Ferguson recalled the attempt in his new book:

"We made a show of him in the transfer market, as did Chelsea, because the vibe was that he wanted to move from Anfield. But there seemed to be some restraining influence from people outside the club and it reached a dead end."

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