The players the Reds could have spent their money on.
If reports in the Independent are to be believed then Southampton captain Adam Lallana is on the verge of completing a £25m transfer to Liverpool.
The England international has been linked with the Reds for some time and will become the second Saints star to make the switch after Rickie Lambert moved to Anfield for £4m.
However, many think the price for Lallana is too steep and here are five alternatives to the 26-year-old that the Merseysiders could have spent their money on.
Roberto Firmino, Hoffenheim
Although this Brazilian signed a new deal with his current side in March, Firmino could still be on his way if the offer is right.
The 22-year-old greatly impressed in the Bundesliga last campaign, scoring 16 goals and providing 11 assists despite operating from attacking midfield.
Source: Sky Sports.