Arsenal playmaker Tomas Rosicky has revealed that his interest in the Premier League started in 2000 when he was close to joining Liverpool, the maestro told FourFourTwo.
Rosicky was speaking at our kit Launch on Monday as a few first team stars wore our home kit for next season in front of the gathering fans at the Emirates Stadium.
The Czech Republic star joined us from Borussia Dortmund in 2006, but Liverpool icons Patrick Berger and Vladimir Smicer drew his attention to the Reds, and a move was close according to the 34-year-old.
“A little bit,” Rosicky said when asked by FourFourTwo if he had spoken to the Liverpool legends about a move to the Premier League.
“Just after 2000, when I was at Dortmund, it was a real possibility that I was going to Liverpool! So I did talk to them quite a bit.”
Rosicky has always remained a respected member of our first team squad and almost embodies the values our club defends. A silky playmaker on the pitch with the ability to speed up the game in an instant, he also oozes class.
Injuries have hampered his progress in potentially becoming one of our greatest players, but 10 years of dedication to one club deserves special mention.
Super Tomas Rosicky!