Premier League runners-up Liverpool had been tipped to sign Austrian Bundesliga winner Munas Dabbur from Red Bull Salzburg.

Munas Dabbur was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool this year but, speaking to AS, the new Sevilla striker has refuted claims that he was ever likely to make the switch to Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp might have the most feared front line in world football at his disposal but even Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino can’t play every single game. And with Daniel Sturridge departing, the Champions of Europe would certainly benefit from some added competition in the ranks.

The prolific Dabbur was heavily linked with Liverpool earlier in the year, Estadio Deportivo claiming that The Reds were interested in a striker who ended last season with 37 goals for Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg.

Tuttomercatoweb, meanwhile, stated that the Israeli international was desperate to seal a dream move to Merseyside.

Though that’s not how Dabbur, who was since swapped Salzburg for Sevilla, remembers things.

“That story is not true. In any case, there was never an official offer, they only linked me because I was in England on vacation,” said Dabbur, who also denied claims that Salah pressured Liverpool to drop their interest.

“I have Egyptian friends who spoke with Salah and he assured them that he had never said he did not want me in Liverpool.”

Dabbur’s admitting that a move to Liverpool was never a realistic option might only add to the frustration among a fanbase who are getting a little worried by the lack of transfer activity this summer.

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