Tottenham Hotspur favourite Steve Archibald has revealed he rejected a move to Liverpool during his 22-year career.

The former Scotland international made 131 appearances, scoring 58 goals for Spurs during a four-year stay at White Hart Lane between 1980 and 1984.

However the forward, who won five major honours during his playing days, admits he turned down a move that could have changed his career.

"I had the opportunity to sign for Liverpool a few years back and external circumstances came into play and I couldn't do it," he told talkSPORT.

"If I'd maybe been more patient I might have been able to pull on that red jersey and it would have been fantastic, Liverpool were a top club and that's probably my biggest footballing regret."

Jermain Defoe
Defoe, like Archibald, was linked with Liverpool.

Archibald began his career in his homeland, playing for East Stirlingshire, Clyde and Aberdeen, prior to his move to Spurs, where he won the FA Cup twice in 1981 and 1982, and on losing side against Liverpool League Cup final in the same year.

Barcelona then came in for the Tottenham man, before his return to English football with Blackburn Rovers.

The Reds were just this summer linked with a move for Spurs striker Jermain Defoe, which never came to fruition.

Spells with Barcelona and Espanyol followed in the 80s, but Archibald potentially missed out on a host of silverware at Anfield, who claimed 10 major honours in the decade.