Roy denies Wolfswinkel transfer talk

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Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has denied reports that he tried to sign Utrecht striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel over the summer.

The 21 year old Holland striker was amongst a number of strikers linked with moves to the club during August.

Hodgson’s comments come before the Reds take on the Dutch side in the Europa League this evening, and, when asked about Wolfswinkel, he told press at his pre-match press conference, “There was no question of him coming this summer. You’ve hit me with a name that I didn’t know we were linked with.

“He’s doing very well now and having a wonderful time with Utrecht. But I’d be lying to you if I said he was a player we’d considered before this.”

Utrecht vs Liverpool gets underway at 6pm this evening. Stay tuned to This Is Anfield throughout the day for team news.