Juventus have already said that he will not spend a second season with them. Most-most probably, one of these days he will be announced as Manchester City’s new signing. Fifteen years ago though, he had come super close to becoming a Liverpool player.
We had the deal – finally after enormous complications – tied up for Dani Alves and then the decision was should we buy two players or should we spend all of that on a full-back?
former chief executive Rick Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside.
Alves wasn’t the player then that he is now, but he always looked like he would be a great player. Would he have been a better signing than Pennant and Crouch for example? Probably yes, but it’s easy with hindsight
Parry said, before admitting that Liverpool’s transfer policy could have been better.
Clearly, we were trying to make that final step. We didn’t have Chelsea’s money so we were trying to be smarter. Looking back, if I could do anything different, it would be to focus on buying one at a time rather than having to buy five or six every season
the former Liverpool executive said.