LONDON, July 18- Brendan Rodgers admitted he was disappointed to see Alexis Sanchez choose Arsenal over Liverpool, but believes the Merseysiders are still capable of attracting the world’s best players.
The Reds were keen on securing the Chile international’s services as part of a swap deal for Luis Suarez, who left for Barcelona this week in a reported £75million move.
However, Sanchez, who helped lead his country to the last 16 at the 2014 World Cup, decided instead to join to the Gunners, although Rodgers insists it had nothing to do with ambition, and everything to do with the striker’s preferred living situation.
And, when asked if there is an issue of Liverpool attracting top talent, Rodgers said: “I don’t think so. That was one where geography dictated where he wanted to go – simple as that. It’s been the other way.
“Lots of players are really impressed by what we are doing as a club and really excited about coming to Liverpool.
“It wasn’t due to a lack of ambition by the club. It was about where the player and his family wanted to choose to live.
“He’s a fantastic player and would have suited us. His profile would have been great but it was not to be and we move on.”