‘If they come knocking, who knows?’: Brentford talisman Ivan Toney is coy over a move to boyhood club Liverpool… and jokes he would make himself the ‘MAIN MAN’ under Jurgen Klopp
- Ivan Toney has recorded two goals and two assists for Brentford this season
- The striker admitted he is a Liverpool fan and would join his boyhood club
- The 25-year-old revealed he would join the Reds even as just a squad player
Brentford striker Ivan Toney claimed that he would join Liverpool even as a squad player but would eventually establish himself as the ‘main man’ under Jurgen Klopp.
Toney, who revealed he is a Liverpool fan, admitted he would settle for a spot on the bench with the Reds but eventually force his way into the starting XI.
When asked by Total Media whether he would rather join Liverpool as a bit-part player or be the main man at Leeds, Toney replied: ‘I’d have to go to Liverpool and make myself the main man.’
Ivan Toney (left) scores against his boyhood club Liverpool this season but it’s ruled offside
During the episode, which was recorded last season when he played in the Championship, the striker suggested he would be open to an Anfield switch.
‘I support Liverpool,’ he said. ‘If they come knocking who knows? Who knows.’
Toney has had a bright start to life in the Premier League, bagging two goals in the league before adding another in the Carabao Cup.
Brentford have suffered a downturn after losing their last three games but Toney impressed against his boyhood club in September.
The 25-year-old has enjoyed a bright start to life in the Premier League with Brentford
Despite the Bees suffering a slight downturn, Toney has scored two league goals this term
The Bees held Liverpool to a 3-3 draw with the 25-year-old terrorising the Reds’ backline, keeping even Virgil van Dijk busy.
Toney was unlucky not to make the scoresheet after beating Alisson with a fine finish, only to see it chalked off for offside.
Following the game, he shared an exchange with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
The pair were seen having a friendly pitchside chat in which the German embraced the former Peterborough man.
The striker terrorised Liverpool’s backline during their 3-3 draw, pressuring Alisson (left)
Klopp even hailed Toney as ‘the next one’ in Brentford’s production line of talent, including Ollie watkins, in his pre-match press conference.
‘Now they found, last year, the next one, with Ivan [Toney],’ he said.
‘He was on the market, I’m not sure how many Championship, nearly Premier League teams were going for him, but Brentford did.’
While it does not send transfer alarm bells ringing, Toney may have been eager to impress Klopp after whispers the Reds boss could look to bolster his attacking ranks in January.
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