Five players Liverpool tried and failed to sign.
Liverpool fans were demanding the head of managing director Ian Ayre on a platter last night after a deal to bring Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka broke down shortly before the 11pm transfer deadline.
It is not the first time that Ayre has failed to delivery in the transfer market and there is growing frustration among the Anfield faithful, with many believing the club should restructure their transfer committee.
We take a look at the Reds’ top five recent failures in the transfer market:
5. Diego Costa
In early August, Liverpool made a £21m bid for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa. The Reds were believed to have triggered the Brazilian-born forward’s release-clause and boss Brendan Rodgers was thought to be hopeful of concluding a speedy deal.
But just ten days later, with Liverpool’s interest still strong, Costa agreed a new deal at the Vicente Calderon. Costa has scored 23 goals in 24 appearances for the La Liga club this season, with only Liverpool’s own Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo boasting a better goals-per-minute ratio in Europe’s top five leagues.