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Brendan Rodgers remains adamant over Konoplyanka deal

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has defended his club's transfer policy despite the failure to sign Yevhen Konoplyanka from Ukrainian outfit Dnipro. 

The Reds had been chasing the Ukrainian international throughout the transfer window, but the attacker remained with Dnipro after the deal seemingly fell through on the final day.

Dnipro's management exclaimed that the deal wasn't completed in time because Liverpool failed to prove they had the funds available for their player. A medical was completed but the deal still remained elusive. Because of this, Dnipro's owner Ihor Kolomoyskyi refused to sanction the deal and Konoplyanka remained in Ukraine. 

But following the deadline day action, Dnipro's owners have since apologised over their handling of the deal on their side. 

And Rodgers has remained adamant that the Reds did everything in their power to process the deal and bring their man to England and finish the deal.  

"The club did everything possible to get the player in. In every aspect- the finance, we had our chief scout and managing director and doctor out there to conclude the deal, and from our point categorically Ian Ayre did a brilliant job trying to negotiate," Rodgers said.

"I've heard the problem mentioned 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," Rodgers added. 

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