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Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed club owners Fenway Sports Group told him to sign the problematic Mario Balotelli after he had rejected the player.
As the first fixtures of the new year played out in the Premier League, a host of talking points arose, including the pedigree of Dele Alli.
Liverpool passed up the opportunity to sign boyhood Liverpool fan Dele Alli last summer, and Steven Gerrard expressed his disappointment at their failure.
Dele Alli impressed on his England debut on Tuesday, leaving Liverpool fans wondering just how the club didn’t sign the boyhood Red who was nailed on to sign for the club a year ago.