Lawrenson says the Merseysiders should not have bought in Konoplyanka in January.
There was much frustration at Liverpool once the January transfer window had shut, after the club failed to land £16m target Yevhen Konoplyanka.
The Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk winger held talks with the Reds, but the deal could not be finalised before the window shut on Friday and manager Brendan Rodgers was left with no new players.
However, club legend Mark Lawrenson says that the Merseyside outfit were right not to bring in Konoplyanka in January and can always wait until the summer.
“Yevhen Konoplyanka could still turn out to be a Premier League star,” the five team league winner wrote in his Mirror column.
“He could come over here in the summer and rip it up next season. That doesn’t mean, however, that Liverpool fans should be angry with the powers that be at Anfield because they didn’t conclude a deal for him on Transfer Deadline Day.
“The bottom line is that their negotiating team went over to the Ukraine and agreed a fee for the player. A very good fee when you consider that he is out of contract in 18 months.
“The owner of Dnipro, however, decided he still didn’t want to sell. When that happens, what are the guys supposed to do? Offer more money?
It means that Rodgers will have to battle on and try and achieve Champions League football this season with the small squad that the Northern Irishman already has – which may prove to be difficult.
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