‘I’m a massive Liverpool fan’: 25-year-old admits ‘it’d be hard to turn down’ Reds move

For over a decade after the Champions League success in 2005, Liverpool struggled to keep up with the rest of the big boys in European football as the club went through a period of inconsistency under Rafa Benitez.

However, the appointment of Jurgen Klopp has seen the Reds return to where they belong and that can only be a good thing when it comes to attracting players in the transfer market.

After the win over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid which crowned Liverpool as champions of Europe again, several players have been admitting that it is their dream to play at Anfield.

Next up on that list is Sheffield United defender Jack O’Connell, who appears to be excited at the prospect of rubbing shoulders with Klopp’s side in the Premier League after his club’s promotion from the second division.

The 25-year-old has gone as far as admitting that he is indeed a fan of Liverpool and therefore a potential transfer offer to join the Reds would be hard to reject.

“All my family are Liverpool fans so we couldn’t wait to find out when we played Liverpool and to face them on New Year’s Day will be a special moment for me and my family,” O’Connell¬†told Sky Sports

“I’m a massive Liverpool fan and went to the Champions League final in Madrid – but couldn’t really enjoy the game because I ended up analysing them as opposition next season.

“I’m guessing staying up is the main priority [for Sheffield United] but seeing Jordan Henderson lift the trophy gave me goosebumps, and I’d love it to be me one day.

“Obviously I am happy at Sheffield United. I’ve just signed a new contract and I’ve never thought about leaving, but my dream as a kid was to play for Liverpool and if they ever come knocking, although unlikely, it would be hard to turn them down.”