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INSIDER: Liverpool were close to Daka deal, but couldn't...

Liverpool went well down the road to sign Patson Daka this summer before his move to Leicester City.

The Zambian ace is being celebrated this week after his four goals in Leicester's Europa League win against Spartak Moscow.

But Daka could've joined Liverpool ahead of the Foxes when leaving RB Salzburg, reports Fabrizio Romano.

He said on the Here We Go Podcast: "He had chances to join many Premier League clubs. Many Premier League clubs were interested.

"Liverpool this summer had a strategy, sell players and then eventually sign players.

"If they sold Shaqiri or Origi in the first days of June then they had a chance to sign Patson Daka because they were interested in him.

"They never made an official bid but they had interest in this striker from Salzburg.

"Then it collapsed because of the timing on Shaqiri, who was sold in August to Lyon and Origi who is staying at the club.

"Liverpool were interested in Patson Daka but Leicester were great in this deal, they convinced the player and they found an agreement with Salzburg with the right timing."


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