Reds are still expected to reignite their interest in Ukraine flyer this summer though.
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk wide man Yevhen Konoplyanka says that the collapse of his much-publicised big-money move to Premier League giants Liverpool in the recent January transfer window was “for the best”, according to reports in the Daily Express.
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The Ukraine international had appeared to be on the verge of joining the Reds last month, only for the transfer to fall through at the very last minute with the two clubs being unable to agree a price for the 24-year-old.
However, ahead of his side’s first-leg encounter with Tottenham Hotspur in the last 32 of the Uefa Europa League at White Hart Lane on Thursday night, Konoplyanka did not regret that he had not signed for Brendan Rodgers’s side, saying: “Everything that happened is in the past.
“There is a good saying ‘everything is for the best’ – all we have to do is concentrate on the game for tomorrow, that is all.
“It doesn’t influence my game tomorrow and if the coach finds it possible to put me in the team I will do all I can – all I have to think about is that game.
“It is a good chance for any player to play against a team like that. It is a better motivation for us to play tomorrow and do our best.”