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Rodgers: I scouted Barcelona youth talent for Liverpool. We wanted...

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers admits he tried to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara for Liverpool.

Thiago came through the ranks at Barca before leaving for the Bundesliga in 2013.

"I used to often come to see the lower categories of Barca, Nolito was in youth, Soriano in the reserves with Thiago," Rodgers told Sport.

"I tried to sign Thiago for Liverpool, but could not because he wanted to sign for Bayern.

"I've seen many games of Barca's youth football and I love how the club works and its values."

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