Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish has had an illustrious career in the game having played for Celtic and Liverpool and had two stints as the Reds manager.

His second time at the club which came to an end in 2012, wasn’t as successful as his earlier spell at the helm.

This was thanks in part to poor recruitment by the Reds with the likes of Steward Downing, Andy Carroll, and Paul Konchesky, all failing to make an impact at the club. Another player who Sir Kenny was keen on signing but didn’t make the desired impact at Anfield was Charlie Adam.

Adam moved from Blackpool to Liverpool in the summer of 2011 and spent one season at Anfield before moving to Stoke City. The former Liverpool manager has now revealed that Tottenham were also extremely keen on signing the midfielder.

In a column in The Sunday Post, Dalglish wrote, “I did want to sign Charlie Adam for Liverpool from Blackpool in January 2011. Tottenham were also sniffing around for the Scottish midfielder’s signature at that time.

“We worked on it until the last day, but we knew with a few hours to spare that Blackpool were not going to sell, and we had to wait until the summer to get him.”

Adam, of course, went on to be one of the most hated players among Spurs fans after his bad tackles caused injuries to Luka Modric as well as Gareth Bale in consecutive seasons. It turns out that history could have been so different and Spurs fans could have been singing the Scotsman’s name had Harry Redknapp gotten his man.

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