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Liverpool are still frustrated by their failure to sign Dnipro's Ukraine international winger Yevhen Konoplyanka on transfer deadline day.
The Reds appeared to have everything tied up, but the Dnipro owner refused to sign the relevant paperwork, according to Simon Jones and Dominic King of the Daily Mail.
Having already missed out on signing Chelsea new boy Mohamed Salah, plenty lamented what many saw as another high-profile failure by managing director Ian Ayre and Liverpool's "transfer committee."
However, speaking after the draw with West Brom, manager Brendan Rodgers refused to accept that was the case. He told the BBC:
The club did everything possible to get the player in.
We had our chief scout and managing director and doctor out there to conclude the deal - and from our point of view, categorically [managing director] Ian Ayre did a brilliant job trying to negotiate.
I've heard it mentioned the problem was about the money, but that was not a problem. It just wasn't to be.
I feel really sorry for the player because he was obviously desperate to come but it's gone now and we will review it in the summer.
Rodgers went further in his hint that the Reds could look to sign the player in the summer, adding:
If we feel he can improve us, we are a professional club.
There will be a greater market to look at then but it wouldn't stop us.