Markus Babbel, Steve Finnan… Dani Alves?
That, hypothetically, could have been Liverpool’s right back progression in the 20th century, according to the Brazil and PSG maverick.
Alves, in an interview with Four Four Two, has revealed he had an agreement to join the Reds from Sevilla way back in 2006.
The Brazil full back was hot property back then after helping Sevilla to UEFA Cup – the Europa League to you babies out there – success over Middlesbrough.
And according to Alves Liverpool had a £9m deal all but agreed but pulled the plug.
“I pretty much had an agreement with Liverpool,” he said.
“But for whatever reason it didn’t happen at the last moment and I really don’t know why, as I wasn’t the one conducting the negotiations.
“I had other people representing me back then.
“Something similar happened later in my career with Chelsea and Real Madrid.”
Alves would instead sign for Barcelona in 2008 – and it worked out quite well for him.
The popular Brazilian would go onto win six La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies and the Champions League on three occasions as part of arguably the best club side of all time.
He traded Spain for Italy with Juventus last summer and carried on the silverware glut before a move to PSG this summer.
We doubt the trophies will dry up there either…