According to some sources from the British media, Manchester United’s Dutch forward Memphis Depay was heavily linked to Liverpool in the summer just before he opted to join Manchester United.
At one point, Memphis Depay reportedly met with Ian Ayre and several other Anfield officials’ to discuss a potential transfer to the club (Liverpool). The deal ultimately fell through and he (Depay) eventually joined Manchester United.
Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rogers denied speculation that his side were never interested in signing the Dutch star (Depay) even though it was reported that Psv Eindhoven sporting director Marcel Brands revealed Liverpool were interested in the forward (Depay). According to Rogers in a pre-match conference:
“It was not something that we were interested in. he is a young, talented player but we already have four wingers at the club: Raheem sterling, Jordan Ibe, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic,” Rogers said contrary to Marcel Brands words that Liverpool wanted to sign the forward (Depay) though Marcel Brands admitted Memphis opted not to join Liverpool.
When asked this week about his transfer to Old Trafford, the former Psv star who reportedly cost Manchester United a whopping 30 million pounds in the summer told Dutch newspaper AD:
“I spoke to Liverpool, they were really concrete, but because of an injury in their team they wanted to wait a bit.”
This is typical of Liverpool; if they aren’t lowballing teams with derisory offers, it’s stalling and wasting time, which is what appeared to have happened in this case.