Even the most hardened, blindly biased Man United fans on Earth would admit to knowing of Steven Gerrard’s existence.
The legendary midfielder devoted 17 years of his professional career to Liverpool and was the driving force behind their historic Champions League triumph in 2005.
So it’s rather assuming that Liverpool’s newest transfer target hadn’t heard of him until 2015.
The Reds are currently monitoring the progress of North Korea international Han Kwang-song.
The 19-year-old has impressed on loan at Perugia from Cagliari in Serie B this season.
Liverpool first became aware of Han’s credentials back in 2015 and even met with the player in Italy with a view to signing him permanently.
And the Sun are reporting that Anfield chiefs met dropped Gerrard’s name into the conversation in an attempt to portray the prestige of the club.
Only to be met with the frank reply of: “Who is Gerrard?”
Perugia’s director, Alessandro Dominici, described the meeting as ‘awkward’.
We can imagine — especially since Gerrard is now coach of Liverpool Under-18s.
Liverpool’s interest in Han is said to have cooled in recent times though his record this season of a goal every other league game for Perugia would have reminded a few previous admirers of his name.
Somebody send the lad a DVD of Istanbul sharpish…