Reds will not be bringing England U21 international to Anfield.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that the Merseysiders are unlikely now to sign former player Tom Ince from Blackpool.
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Speaking after the Reds had drawn 2-2 at Arsenal in the Premier League, the Northern Irishman said in his post-match press conference: “Ince was one where we could have made a deal but it looks like it’s a bit complicated,” he said. “I don’t think there will be any more coming in now.
“It will be difficult. It is also about affordability as well.
“If Tom stays at Blackpool it doesn’t mean he will never come to Liverpool but in this window it looks like it will be a difficult one.”
However, Rodgers said that he was delighted with the club’s overall business in the January transfer window, including the double purchases of striker Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea and midfield player Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan.
“We’ve had a great window by bringing in Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge.
“We’re delighted to have got Coutinho. I love players who can make a difference at the top end of the field and he can. I have known him since he was 15 coming through in Brazil.
“He is a wonderful talent and a great technician with pace and power. He is flexible and in midfield he can play in that central zone or off the sides.
“The owners have been brilliant and very supportive. Daniel Sturridge has been absolutely fantastic for us since coming in and with Coutinho arriving we have another young player who has also got great experience.
“It is a real coup for us because Inter Milan did not want to sell him but he wanted to come here.”
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