Reds boss hails the influence of South American superstar.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he is gutted to have missed out on signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez over the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Reds chief had been hoping to include Sanchez as part of the deal that saw Luis Suarez head the other way to Barcelona in August, but missed out as Sanchez had his heart firmly set on a move to London.
Alexis Sanchez is a world class talent who we identified as someone who would have been perfect for us,” the Reds boss explained.
“His profile would have been great. He is a brilliant player, he has outstanding quality and an even bigger work-rate, so we know he will be a threat at the weekend.
“But it was not to be and we move on. We know he has real talent, and he will be a difficult opponent when he play Arsenal.”
Rodgers, however, did point to young winger Raheem Sterling as the ideal man to soften the blow.
“Raheem Sterling has been fantastic wherever he has played this season and he was outstanding the other night at Bournemouth,” he added.
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