Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Houllier called Silvestre and asked if he wanted to join Liverpool

Football News

Ex-Manchester United star Mikael Silvestre has revealed how close he came to moving in the early stages of his career from Inter to Liverpool, claiming that Gerard Houllier had contacted him face to face.

With his prime years spent on the books of Sir Alex Ferguson’s United, Silvestre appreciated an exceptionally beneficial career spanning two decades. From 1999 to 2008, the previous France international racked up 353 appearances for the Red Devils, winning a total of 10 trophies, including four Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League.

prior to hanging up his boots in 2014, Silvestre proceeded to play for Arsenal, Werder Bremen, Portland Timbers, and Chennaiyin FC. Having picked an alternate heading, he may have also had a spell at Anfield when he left Inter at the age of 21,.

“Arriving at Inter, Marcello Lippi recruited another wing-back, Grigoris Georgatos, who was somewhat more established than me. My playing time was decreasing and I wanted to play. Gerard Houllier was my childhood level coach in France, so we knew each other well and he called me to ask in the event that I wanted to join Liverpool,” Silvestre told FourFourTwo.

The United legend Silvestre proceeded to explain why he decided to censure Liverpool in favor of joining their arch-rivals. He said: “Alex Ferguson called me to enroll his advantage a couple of days later.”

Silvestre wound up making his Red Devils debut against Liverpool yet maintains that when they met on the touchline there was no strain among him and Houllier.

The 42-year-old said: “I recall that I arrived in Manchester on a Thursday and that by Saturday I had already played my first game against Liverpool in Anfield, of all places!”

Written By

A part-time content writer. Here to learn & explore the content world. Sucker of Coffee & Cupcakes. Die-Heart Fan of Creativity.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Newsletter FREE !

You May Also Like

Match Updates

Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals by crushing Atalanta 3-1 (1-0) in a replay on Tuesday at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium...

Football News

Bayern Munich’s new away kit for the coming season has been announced, with the German champions going for an eye-catching black and gold look...

Football News

In Arsenal’s Saturday afternoon defeat at Brighton, Matteo Guendouzi has avoided a FA ban for an altercation with Neal Maupay. Guendouzi and Maupay niggled...

Football News

Former learner Milan manager Roberto Mancini argued that Zlatan Ibrahimovic must be treated as highly regarded as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi and...