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Liverpool: Reds May Return For Konoplyanka

Following a frustrating January in the transfer market, Brendan Rodgers has admitted he may bid again for Yevhen Konoplyanka in the summer...

Liverpool endured arguably the most frustrating January transfer window of all Premier League clubs.

After a protracted chase, the Reds lost out to Chelsea in the pursuit of Basle winger Mohamed Salah.

The saga left a lot of frustrated supporters voicing concern at the way the club conducts transfer business via a committee.

Undeterred, the Merseysiders switched their attention to highly-regarded Dnipro star Yevhen Konoplyanka and for a long time on Transfer Deadline Day it looked as if they had their man.

Unfortunately, despite having a delegation from the club in the Ukraine for several days prior, the transfer was not completed before the 11pm GMT deadline on Friday and Liverpool ultimately ended the window without any reinforcements.

Subsequent reports have suggested that Dnipro's multi-billionaire owner Ihor Kolomoyskyi refused to sign the paperwork despite the Anfield outfit meeting all financial requirements from both club and player.

Speaking after his side's 1-1 draw with West Brom on Sunday, Kop boss Brendan Rodgers revealed: "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."

Konoplyanka, 24, has 35 caps for Ukraine and scored at Wembley in a 1-1 draw against England in September 2012.

Valued at 16million, the pacy wideman was viewed as someone who could give the club's injury-plagued squad a boost in their pursuit of Champions League qualification.

The summer transfer window opens at midnight on the last day of the season and ends 1st September.

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Date:Monday February 3 2014

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