Liverpool have been put off from signing Bayern Munich defender David Alaba because of his height, according to the Independent’s Melissa Reddy.
The journalist, who is pretty reliable when it comes to the Reds, explains that at 1.8m tall, the Austrian international is simply too short to be regarded as a genuine target at centre-back.
There was also an idea that Alaba could be used as a utility player, with the 28-year-old also able to play at left-back, but the signing of Kostas Tsimikas in the summer meant that possibility was also discarded.
When Reddy asked a source at the club about Liverpool signing the player, the response she got was “a hard no,” which directly contradicts another transfer expert Fabrizio Romano who says the Reds are one of the clubs interested in signing the Austrian on a free transfer.
Alaba has also been heavily linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City but Real Madrid are thought to be the hot favourites to secure his signature.