‘My dream as a kid’: Defender makes telling admission about potential Liverpool move

Jurgen Klopp’s recent European triumph has rekindled the spark at Liverpool and the Reds have become an attractive destination for various players once again.

Sheffield United defender Jack O’Connell, has admitted that he is, in fact, a fan of the Anfield side, who managed to win the sixth European title in their illustrious history as they defeated Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid earlier this month.

The 25-year-old was a part of the Blades’ huge success from last season as they secured promotion back into the top flight of English football, after more than a decade without Premier League involvement.

O’Connell will now have the chance to visit Anfield as a player and not just a fan, and the defender has sent out an early come-get-me plea to Jurgen Klopp by revealing he is indeed a true supporter of the Reds.

“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,” O’Connell told Sky Sports, in a very honest interview ahead of pre-season next week.

“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 contract and 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.”