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REVEALED: Liverpool considered Laporte before his Man City move

Liverpool considered former Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte before his move to Manchester City.

Goal says Liverpool were interested in signing Laporte prior to his move to City.

The report suggests Jurgen Klopp viewed the Frenchman as the ideal candidate to bolster their defence prior to signing Virgil Van Dijk.

However, City's long-standing interest and Athletic Bilbao demanding payment up front scuppered the deal.

Laporte later signed for the Citizens and became a key player under Pep Guardiola.

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