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Liverpool cult hero Ronny Rosenthal: I was ready to sign for Luton

Liverpool cult hero Ronny Rosenthal has revealed he was all set to sign for Luton Town before a call was made to Kenny Dalglish.

Rosenthal helped the Reds win the league 30 years ago.

He wrote for The Sun: "When I left Standard Liege at the start of 1990, my heart was set on playing in Italy at Udinese.

"At that time playing there was the equivalent of today's Premier League.

"Instead, I had a trial at Luton, who wanted to sign me but they didn't have the resources.

"The manager at Luton at the time, Jim Ryan, said he would talk to Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool.

"Everything happened so quickly and the next thing I was part of the amazing set up at Anfield. My debut was in March 1990 as a substitute in a 3-2 victory against Southampton.

"But I made my first start at Charlton on April 11 and netted a hat-trick when the Addicks were playing at Selhurst Park.

"Playing for Liverpool manager Dalglish was unique. Compared with my previous bosses, Kenny said very little. And the truth is he didn't need to."

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