The Reds came close to signing the Argentina legend in the 1990’s.
Former Liverpool boss Roy Evans claims he attempted to sign Gabriel Batistuta and partner him with Robbie Fowler during his tenure at Anfield.
The 64-year-old revealed the club’s official website that he wanted to pair the Argentina legend with local hero Fowler in a lethal strike combination that would have surely fired the Merseyside club to the Premier League title in the mid-1990’s.
However, Evans says a deal failed to materialise and Batistuta went on to become one of the most decorated strikers in the Serie A during a prolific nine-year spell with Fiorentina before pulling on the shirts of Roma and Inter Milan after leaving Florence in 2000.
“There were talks of him moving from Italy to somewhere else,” Evans said.
“We had an interest; there were some conversations between Liverpool and his club. He was interested, but unfortunately it just didn’t happen.
“It was one of those things where you make an enquiry and it just didn’t go any further than that. I’m sure he would have been a great acquisition for us if we had got him.”
Teddy Sheringham was another target for Evans and claims the former Tottenham forward was open to a move to Merseyside only for the club deemed him too old.
Thus, Sheringham went on to sign for rivals Manchester United and become immortalised in their history after scoring in the 1999 Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich.
“We also went in for the likes of Teddy Sheringham at that time,” He added.
“Teddy was very interested in coming; he was 29 or 30 at the time. But the club had a policy of not buying older players. As it happened, he went to Manchester United and played for six or seven years there with great success.”