Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he may move back in for Yehven Konoplyanka in the summer after missing out on him in the January transfer window.
The former Swansea manager was very keen on the Ukrainian winger and had sent Ian Ayre to talk with Dnipro for a move. However, the move fell through on deadline day leaving the Reds with no significant purchases in January.
The Merseyside club had also tried to sign Mohamed Salah from Basel but Chelsea made a late move for the midfielder thus hijacking what was almost a done deal.
Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns last weekend and have a tough game against Arsenal coming up at home on Saturday where a win will go a long way in securing their ambition for a place in the top four.
When asked about the Konoplyanka deal, Rodgers said,"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. It is of no consequence now. I don't focus on that. There is no point in me looking back."
Rodgers also defended Ayre on his failure to bring Konoplyanka to Liveprool, stating that everyone tried their best to do what was in the best interests of the club.
"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," the manager explained.
"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," he concluded.