Liverpool's director of football strategy Damien Comolli has revealed that the club discussed a move for Darren Bent prior to him joining Aston Villa.
The Frenchman admitted that Liverpool had considered a move for Bent but Comolli felt that the England striker would find it hard to play alongside star striker Fernando Torres.
Comolli told Canal+: “We thought of him, but we looked at his profile and thought that he would not be very complementary to Fernando Torres. He is a player who is, as the English say, a lone wolf. He needs to play alone in attack.”
Bent ended up joining Aston Villa in a move worth more than £18million.
Comolli also stated that the Liverpool team were suffering from fatigue following last summer's World Cup in South Africa.
He added: “The match against Everton we deserved to win. This was not the case. Why? In my opinion, the team is still suffering from the accumulated fatigue of our players during the World Cup. And when you see the starting line-up, we see that eight players have gone to at least the last 16, and many have gone further.
“This team has quality. I am convinced that the squad left by Benitez is good, but it's true that we need reinforcements.
“I am surprised in a way, given our results, the number of top level players who want to join us. They say that Liverpool is an attractive club, and most are also telling me that ‘you’ve had a bad season, but you won’t have two’.”