Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has spoken of his trial at Liverpool ahead of his side’s visit to Anfield tonight.
The Ivory Coast international striker’s career could have worked out very different had he been successful in his trial with the club back in 2007 after being invited to show what he could do by then Reds’ boss Rafa Benitez.
Shortly after his was turned down by Liverpool, Bony signed for Czech side Sparta Prague before making the move to Dutch football with Vitesse Arnhem in early 2008. He was again linked with a switch to Anfield in the Summer of 2012, before joining Swansea in 2013. He was again linked with the move this past Summer after Luis Suarez left Anfield, but Bony signed a new deal with the Swans and remains at the Liberty Stadium.
And he has spoken about the positive experience of his trial with Liverpool, with the time clearly a fond memory of his.
“They wanted to see what sort of a player I was and it was amazing as a young guy to get the chance to use facilities like that and to see a stadium like that.
“I remember sitting up in the stand there watching a game and I enjoy the chance to go and play there because it was my first experience of English football.
“It was nice to score a couple of times there last season, it is always nice to score at places where you have been and you were not able to make it. It’s not that you have a particular point to prove, you always have a point to prove in football, but it is nice.” he concluded.