GRAEME SOUNESS has revealed he could have signed for Leeds – only to join Liverpool instead.
Leeds were interested in signing Souness in 1978 when Jock Stein was in charge.
Souness had impressed for Middlesbrough and had already broken into the Scotland side.
Manchester City were keen too but Souness snubbed any interest to agree a move to Anfield.
He told Sky Sports: “I was in the Queen’s Hotel with Peter Robinson and Bob Paisley in January 1978.
“I was joining Liverpool from Middlesbrough. I was going there and I knew Manchester City and Leeds were interested in me but fortunately for me, when I got there it was Liverpool.
“I can remember Peter Robinson was standing there, he came in my car because I had driven over there and I was going too fast on several occasions, and he told me to slow down a bit!”
Souness went on to become a Liverpool legend – winning five league titles as a player before going on to manage the side.