Tom Ince turned down Liverpool switch according to father Paul

Former Liverpool youth player Tom Ince rejected the chance to return to Anfield in favour of a loan move to Crystal Palace, the Metro understands.

Ince’s father, and former manager at Blackpool Paul, who also used to play for the Reds, has said that there was an opportunity for the 22 year old to re-sign for the club where he began his professional career, but declined as he doesn’t yet feel ready.

A number of other Premier League sides including Swansea City and Stoke City made an attempt to secure the England U21 international’s services before last Friday’s transfer deadline, though he opted to join the Eagles.

Ince senior believes that Tony Pulis’s side will provide a stepping stone for his son, who is almost certain to leave Bloomfield Road permanently during the summer.

Meanwhile, the Reds will resurrect their approach for Yevhen Konoplyanka when the transfer window reopens in the summer, according to the Daily Star.

The 24 year old looked set to secure a move to Anfield last week, passing a medical and agreeing personal terms with the club only for the deal to fall through at the eleventh hour.

However, Brendan Rodgers remains keen on bringing in the Ukraine international.

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