Roy Hodgson once mistakenly sold the wrong player to Fulham during his time as Liverpool manager, according to reports.

Hodgson bought Paul Konchesky shortly after his arrival at the club, selling Lauri Dalla Vale and Alexander Kacaniklic to Fulham as part of the deal.

However, Kacaniklic recently revealed that Hodgson attempted to stop the transfer from happening when he realised he’d sold the wrong Alex.

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“It was a bit difficult for Liverpool to replace me, but when I was in Fulham and before I signed up, I had a conversation with Roy Hodgson on the phone, where we found out that he had chosen the wrong Alex,” said Kacaniklic.

“In his head, he thought he had sold another Alex for Konchesky. But then it was too late. It’s a little fun!

“Then he just told me I was welcome back in Liverpool with open arms, but that I could do what I felt.

“By then I had already made my mind up and was very excited about coming to Fulham.”

Kacaniklic added: “When Roy Hodgson came to the club, it was a little different, a big change. Benitez had been there before and made the club his own with everyone who worked at the club.

“When he left and took all his people with him, it became a bit turbulent. Hodgson didn’t look so much at us youngsters, he wanted quick results. He wanted Paul from Fulham.”

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