Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Dele Alli has grown up as a massive Steven Gerrard fan and revealed that there has been a chance for Liverpool to sign one of the brightest talents in England.
The 20-year-old star was on the verge of getting to play with his hero before making move to Spurs from MK Dons.
So when Liverpool flew to meet the English sensation he has been promised to meet with his idol Steven Gerrard who has missed the meeting and played a vital role for Alli to choose Spurs.
“At the time when I was at MK [Dons] there was contact with Liverpool before I signed for Tottenham,” Alli told the BBC. “But that was before we’d even spoke to Tottenham. I think it was six months before.
“We went up there and I think they knew that Steven Gerrard was my hero, so they said he was going to come down to meet me, but when I got there he was asleep apparently.”
However, the 20-year-old star who has now being rated for £65m has defended his compatriot after revealing the shock news for the Liverpool fans.
“I think he had a game the next day though so I understand.