It is transfer window season here at B/R and in the English Premier League.
Players demanding new contracts holding their clubs to ransom, a club legend opting for a switch away from the very place that made him a star, rumour columns thinking up an insane figure for a player and A-list clubs flexing their financial muscle are a few of the features that can be very much attributed to the transfer season.
Clubs literally throwing buckets of cash at players with potential has become the order of the day. The players are at fault themselves as they let their greed do the talking on most occasions in the process giving up their dreams.
But, when it comes to Liverpool FC, getting a chance to wear that historic red shirt with the Liver bird on it is in itself a dream come true.
And it is the very same reason why, despite the lack of a Premier League crown in over two decades, Liverpool is still an attractive option for the players.
Yet, Liverpool let Gylfi Sigurdsson slip through their fingers.
Apparently, differences over wages proved to be a stumbling block and the Icelandic international ended up signing for the North London club who themselves are looking to spend big under new manager Andre Villas-Boas.
And while Reds manager Brendan Rodgers assures us that there are a couple of deals in the pipeline, a period of inactivity long as this one is bound to raise doubts over his style.
Tabloid speculations just refuses to cease even as Rodgers prepares his side for a trip to North America as the Reds embark on a preseason, wishing to redeem themselves and claim back the lost glory.