Liverpool wanted Stoke's Wilson before leg break

Liverpool had Stoke City defender Marc Wilson on their shopping list this season.

Liverpool had Stoke City defender Marc Wilson on their shopping list this season.

The Daily Star Sunday says the Reds were considering a January bid for Stoke defender Wilson – before he broke his leg.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers had earmarked the Irishman as the perfect solution to his left-back problem.

But Wilson, 25 was injured in the draw with Sunderland late last month and is out until February, which rules out a move to Anfield.

Potters boss Tony Pulis said: “It was a massive blow because he caught the eye of the top clubs.”

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