Liverpool May Still Sign Dnipro Winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, Confirms Brendan Rodgers

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Reds just missed out on the Ukraine star on Friday.

Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers has revealed that the Merseysiders could still make another move for Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk wide man Yevhen Konoplyanka at the end of the season after the Premier League giants missed out on landing the player on transfer deadline day, according to reports on BBC Sport Online.

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The Reds came desperately close to completing a deal for the highly rated 24-year-old before the January transfer window closed for business at 11pm on Friday.

However, despite the club sending their managing director Ian Ayre, chief scout and doctor over to Ukraine to complete a deal for the player, the failure of the Dnipro owner to sign the transfer off in the end meant all their efforts were wasted.

But Rodgers remained upbeat on the matter, stating that Liverpool may still return for the Ukraine international this summer if the circumstances are right.

“If we feel he can improve us, we are a professional club,” said the Northern Irishman.

“There will be a greater market to look at then but it wouldn’t stop us.

“It is of no consequence now. I don’t focus on that. There is no point in me looking back.

“The club did everything possible to get the player in.

“We had our chief scout and managing director and doctor out there to conclude the deal – and from our point of view, categorically [managing director] Ian Ayre did a brilliant job trying to negotiate.

“I’ve heard it mentioned the problem was about the money, but that was not a problem. It just wasn’t to be.

“I feel really sorry for the player because he was obviously desperate to come but it’s gone now and we will review it in the summer.”