Medical issues not behind Remy’s failed Liverpool move, says Redknapp

The striker was closing in on a move to Anfield only for the club to pull the plug, with Brendan Rodgers vague on why, but the QPR boss insists there must be other reasons

Harry Redknapp has insisted the reasons behind Loic Remy’s failed move to Liverpool cannot be for medical complications but is happy to have the striker stay at QPR.

Remy was expected to complete a €10 million move to Anfield this week, but Liverpool pulled the plug on the deal on Sunday with Brendan Rodgers vague as to the reasons behind that decision.

It is widely believed a problem was detected during Remy’s medical, with Rodgers saying only that the issue has “happened before” but Redknapp refuses to believe the switch fell through due to any physical issues.

“I just can’t believe it. I only know what I’ve seen and heard – I don’t see how he failed a medical, he had a stringent medical here, one at [Olympique de] Marseille, one at Newcastle, one at France.

“It’s not possible, you couldn’t find a fitter lad than he is, there must be another reason. They must have changed their mind or gone in a different direction.

“It’s disappointing for him, [but] from the club’s point of view we’ve got a great striker. He’s a good lad, good player [and a] good professional.

“Their loss is our gain. He’s a striker capable of 20 goals in the Premier League, [and] that’s we need now – for him to get 20 goals for QPR in the league.”

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