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Liverpool hero Gillespie: Why I hoped Haaland would join Man Utd

Liverpool hero Gary Gillespie admits he never rated Erling Haaland.

Having shone for Red Bull Salzburg during the first half of the season to earn a move to Borussia Dortmund last month, Haaland has scored an astonishing 39 goals from 29 games so far this season, including 11 in seven games for the German club.

But Gillespie told LFC TV: "I'm amazed actually. I looked at him when I was at Salzburg and I have to hold my hands up and say I didn't fancy him to be quite honest with you.

"I was willing Manchester United to sign him and in fact I still don't rate him.

"He's not my kind of player. He's not a player for me. That's not to say he's not going to be successful. You can get it wrong sometimes."

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