Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted his disappointment at missing out on Alexis Sanchez during the summer transfer window.
The Chilean star, who was a highly coveted transfer target, chose to move to Arsenal instead of the Reds and the manger is bitterly disappointed at his rejection.
"To not get him was obviously bitterly disappointing," Rodgers said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
Sanchez has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water and has single-handedly won matches for the Gunners this season, scoring 14 goals in 23 appearances in all competitions.
Arsene Wenger recently revealed how he managed to convince the former Barcelona forward to join the north London club during this summer's World Cup in Brazil. It was the promise of 'improving his quality' that swayed him towards the Emirates Stadium ahead of all the other interested clubs.
Arsenal will face Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday and the Northern Irishman knows that Sanchez can hurt them with his quality and work-rate.
Rodgers spent over £100m during the summer transfer window, but most of the signings have failed to live up to their potential and the manager is now under severe pressure after his team were knocked out of the Champions League and find themselves in 11th place on the Premier League table after 16 games.
"Alexis Sanchez is a world class talent who we identified as someone who would have been perfect for us," the Reds boss explained, as quoted by the Mirror.
"His profile would have been great. He is a brilliant player, he has outstanding quality and an even bigger work-rate, so we know he will be a threat at the weekend."
"But it was not to be and we move on. We know he has real talent, and he will be a difficult opponent when he play Arsenal," Rodgers concluded.