Sheffield defender Jack O’Connell has said he would find it tough to turn down Liverpool.
“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.
“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.
“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 contractand 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.”
“I see a lot of fans talk about me playing for England but for me I’m just looking forward to testing myself at the highest level and proving myself against the top players,” he added.