It's silly season again. Every summer, Liverpool FC are linked with upwards of one hundred players through various media sources. Online, paper and television media cram their inches and sound waves who'll next sign on the dotted line for the Reds, from up-and-coming English players to the very best South America has to offer.
Most of the time, of course, the rumours are nothing more than pure fabrication.
But sometimes, the papers do get it right: one way or another, Liverpool's transfer targets find their way onto the back pages and the blogs, the yellow ticker bars and the click-on headlines.
Once in a while—take January with Luis Suarez, for instance—we get a full day-by-day account of how the move is progressing, with the moment of truth just hours away according to some, days away according to others.
And other times, when all seems to be plain sailing and the timing is right, the player suddenly has a change of heart, or the club fail to agree to terms, or something else scuppers the deal. Sometimes, Liverpool don't manage to snare their man.
Here is a recount of some of those times, both the ones we were devastated to miss out on and the ones that were blessings in disguise.