“ If they come to call, who knows? ”: Brentford talisman Ivan Toney shy about a move to Liverpool childhood club … and jokes about becoming ‘MAIN MAN’ with Jurgen Klopp
- Ivan Toney has recorded two goals and two assists for Brentford this season
- The forward admitted he is a Liverpool fan and would join the club of his childhood
- The 25-year-old revealed that he would join the Reds even as a squad player
Brentford forward 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 that he would settle for a bench spot with the Reds but eventually made his way to the starting eleven.
When asked for Total media Whether he would rather join Liverpool as a supporting player or be the main man in Leeds, Toney replied: “I would have to go to Liverpool and become the main man.”
Ivan Toney (left) scores against his childhood Liverpool this season, but is ruled out of play
During the episode, which was recorded last season when he was playing in the Championship, the forward suggested that he would be open to a trade from Anfield.
“I support Liverpool,” he said. If they come to play, who knows? Who knows.’
Toney is off to a brilliant start to life in the Premier League, scoring two league goals before adding another in the Carabao Cup.
Brentford has suffered a recession after losing its last three games, but Toney impressed against his childhood club in September.
The 25-year-old is off to a brilliant start to life in the Premier League with Brentford.
Despite the Bees having suffered a mild recession, Toney has scored two league goals this season.
The Bees held Liverpool to a 3-3 draw with the 25-year-old terrorizing the Reds’ bottom line, keeping even Virgil van Dijk busy.
Toney was unlucky not to score after beating Alisson with a good shot, only to see him scored for offside.
After the game, he shared an exchange with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
The pair were seen having a friendly chat next to the field in which the German hugged the former Peterborough man.
The striker terrorized Liverpool’s rear during the 3-3 draw, putting pressure on Alisson (left)
Klopp even hailed Toney as ‘next’ up the lineup of Brentford talent, including Ollie Watkins, at his pre-match press conference.
‘Now they found, last year, next year, with Ivan [Toney],’ he said.
“He was on the market, I’m not sure how many teams from the championship, almost from the Premier League were going for him, but Brentford did.”
While he doesn’t sound the transfer alarms, Toney may have been eager to impress Klopp after whispering that the Reds boss might look to beef up his attacking ranks in January.