The Reds were heavily speculated to be interested in the 25 year old midfielder, but a move couldn't materialize in the summer
Venezuela delivered the knock-out blow to Uruguay; Mexico also advance to quarter-finals after a clinical show against Jamaica.
While the Mexicans climbed to the top of the table with their win, Venezuela also managed to sneak in a 1-0 triumph over 10-man Jamaica.
His team might have lost the match 4-2 at the hands of the Nigeria in the U-17 World Cup but Diego Cortes of Mexico scored a goal that he would probably never want to delete from his curriculum vitae.
Mexico stunned the United States 3-2 to qualify for the 2017 Confederations Cup here on Saturday as a spectacular extra-time winner from Paul Aguilar settled a five-goal thriller at the Pasadena Rose Bowl.
FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi scored in the dying minutes of the game to rescue a draw for Argentina against Mexico in last night's friendly. Sergio Aguero had pulled one back in the 85th minute.
Lionel Messi struck in the final minute of regulation time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Argentina in a friendly match against Mexico in Dallas.
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera was sacked on Tuesday following allegations of an assault against a television journalist, just two days after guiding them to their seventh Gold Cup trophy in the United States.
Newly crowned Gold Cup champions Mexico will battle the United States in Pasadena, California on October 9 for a place in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Mexico shook off two controversy-laden triumphs to defeat Jamaica 3-1 in Sunday's Gold Cup final, hoisting a record seventh trophy and shrugging off any notion of a tainted title.