Ronaldo to Liverpool? The 11 football heroes who almost joined the Reds

THE JANUARY transfer window is in full swing and Liverpool are no strangers to big signings – even though they have also failed to land some big names throughout the years.

The Reds came close to signing Manchester United heroes, like Cristiano Ronaldo during his Sporting Lisbon days.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham stars also came a whisker away from moving to the Kop but opted for Premier League rivals instead.

Who turned down a move to Liverpool due to the lack of French schools on Merseyside?

Which manager turned down a Borussia Dortmund star so he could sign Jordan Henderson?

CHECK OUT THE LIST BELOW:

GK: Victor Valdes (The Barcelona legend snubbed Liverpool two years ago and decided to join rivals Manchester United because he wanted to work with Louis van Gaal once more)

RB: Dani Alves (Ex-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez wanted to sign the Brazilian sensation in 2006 when he was playing for Sevilla. However the club didn’t back him financially and Alves joined Barcelona two years later)

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