Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car has confirmed that Liverpool made a move to sign him during the winter transfer window.
Caleta-Car was fancied to join them for around £20m but the deal collapsed as Les Phoceens did not have sufficient time to bring in a quality replacement.
The Croatia international has now revealed that the Reds made an approach for his services, but ultimately he decided to stay put with Marseille for the season.
« Today, there is the Champions’ League, and I am going to watch the two games, I received an offer from Liverpool,” he said in a pre-match press conference ahead of the Nice game.
« It was an honour for me to know that such a club wanted me. We decided with the club that I was going to stay. Marseille is also a great club and I still have a lot of improving to do here. »
Kabak had a disappointing debut against Leicester City where he was positionally poor and he will need to make a big improvement to turn his deal into a permanent one.
The Merseyside giants could return for Caleta-Car this summer. Les Phoceens may be tempted to sell him, given their financial woes amid the coronavirus pandemic.