Jamie Carragher: 'Brendan Rodgers attempted to sign Arjen Robben'

Bayern Munich's Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben celebrates scoring during the extra-time of the DFB German Cup final football match BVB Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on May 17, 2014
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Jamie Carragher claims that Brendan Rodgers attempted to bring Arjen Robben to the club last year.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has revealed that Brendan Rodgers attempted to bring Arjen Robben to the club last year.

According to the 36-year-old, Rodgers was eager to sign Robben in the closing stages of the 2012-13 season when he was often used from the bench by former Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes.

"Brendan Rodgers tried to sign him for Liverpool before the 2013 Champions League final," Carragher told the Daily Mail.

"He wasn't a regular for Bayern then but he scored the winner at Wembley against Borussia Dortmund and has since gone from strength to strength.

"Liverpool have not had a world-class wide man since John Barnes."

Robben signed a new three-year deal with Bayern in May.

John Barnes prepares for a TV interview during the Football Association's Royal Mail Stamp Launch at Wembley Stadium on May 8, 2013
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