New Manchester United man’s dream was to play for Liverpool

Weghorst described Liverpool as “very special”.

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New Manchester United loanee Wout Weghorst has made 2 appearances in the Premier League since his arrival from his parent club Burnley on loan. The Dutchman spent the first half of the season on loan at Turkish side Besiktas.

Despite his arrival at the Old Trafford, Weghorst admitted in an interview with and DAZN in 2020 that one of his dreams was to play for Liverpool. Weghorst described Liverpool as “very special”.

“I always found Liverpool very special. I still get goosebumps from ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. There are other great English clubs too, and I always liked Milan because so many Dutch played there.

In a different interview in 2018 with De Telegraaf, Weghorst spoke of Liverpool and said, “I’ve dreamt of [playing for Liverpool] since childhood.”

As is the case with many footballers as their career progresses, Weghorst has not ended up at the club he dreamed of as a child. Instead, he is playing for their historically biggest rivals.

Weghorst arrived in England when he signed for Burnley from Vfl Wolfsburg in January 2022 and scored 2 goals for the club. He was sent on loan to Besiktas upon Burnley’s relegation from the Premier League and is now, amazingly, playing for his 4th club in 12 months.


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