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Liverpool rule out Defoe deal

Harry Harris, ESPNsoccernet
January 31, 2012
Jermain Defoe was left out of the Tottenham team on Tuesday © Getty Images

Liverpool told ESPNsoccernet two hours before the close of the transfer window that they were not bidding for Jermain Defoe.

With Defoe left out of the Tottenham team by Harry Redknapp on Tuesday, rumours spread that Defoe was a transfer target of Kenny Dalglish. But an Anfield official told ESPNsoccernet: "No, nothing in that, there is no bid for Jermain Defoe."

In addition, Phil Smith, the agent who represents Redknapp, told ESPNsoccernet: "I cannot believe that Harry would sell Defoe, so discount a move to Liverpool."

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