Manchester United goalkeeping legend Edwin van der Sar has revealed that he almost signed for Liverpool under Gerard Houlier. The Dutchman said he almost moved to Anfield back in 1999. He was on the radar of most top sides following his success at Ajax. He spent nine successful years at the Netherlands top club, winning the UEFA Cup and the Champions League title in 1991 and 1995.
Houlier really wanted Van der Sar at the Merseyside that summer of 1999. The tall and lanky shot stopper was even shown around the club ahead of a likely transfer from the Eredivisie to the Premier League. While there were rumours that the deal was one waiting to happen, the keeper changed his mind as he agreed to a move to Juventus.
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