Juventus director general Giuseppe Morata has revealed Liverpool made an offer to sign Claudio Marchisio, the Star reports.
The Reds lost legend Steven Gerrard this summer, who opted to move to the MLS to take on a new adventure, and were on the look-out for a replacement to lead by example.
Liverpool did manage to bring in the highly talented James Milner in from Manchester City on a free transfer, who has since been installed as vice-captain behind Jordan Henderson.
The Anfield club have now been revealed to have made a move to sign Marchisio from Italian champions Juventus, but had no such luck with that bid.
The Old Lady turned Liverpool away, as well as bids from other clubs, and tied their midfielder down to a new contract.
Juve chief Morata said: “We get so many offers for our players, but we are used to buying not selling,” he is as quoted as saying by Calciomercato.
“Not only Liverpool, we have received several offers.
“We have renewed with him, we focus strongly on Claudio and I believe that his first thought is of finish my career here.”
Marchisio looks to be staying with the European runners-up, while Liverpool have since changed their manager, and will most likely be setting up a new list of wanted players to look at for January.