Yesterday Liverpool agreed a deal to sell Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £75 million. The deal had to wait for the Alexis Sanchez transfer to go through to Arsenal, for a reported £30 million.
Liverpool had been keen to add Sanchez to the deal to sell Suarez, but the club had failed in capturing the 25-year-old, with the Chile star preferring a move to the Emirates.
Another of Liverpool's key transfer targets Xherdan Shaqiri, who has impressed at the World Cup for Switzerland, has also escaped the grasp of Liverpool's clutches.
The Bayern Munich player is currently in negotiations with Roma for a possible £15 million deal after weeks of speculation that a move to Anfield was on the cards.
If that wasn't enough, the possible signing of Benfica player Lazar Markovic, has also seemed to stall. The 20-year-old Serbian star was due for a medical at Melwood on Thursday but for some logistical reason this has not happened.
The young Belgian striker Divok Origi, was at Melwood on Wednesday to be shown around the training facilities, but there is no further word on this deal at present.
Liverpool have bought players such as Southampton's Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and 20-year-old Emre Can from Bayern Leverkusen, however fans want a big name signing to outline the club's ambitions for the 2014/15 season.
With Suarez now a Barcelona player, the club is under increasing pressure to bring in a top class signing.
Last summer Liverpool's transfer dealings were under scrutiny for being too slow to wrap up deals for potential incoming players. They missed out to Borussia Dortmund on the signing of Henrikh Mrkhitaryan from Shaktar Donetsk.
They also failed to capture Brazil international Willian after being outmuscled by Tottenham and then Chelsea.
Brendan Rodgers has been told by the American owners of Liverpool FC, that he can re-invest all of the Suarez money on new signings, however Red fans are becoming agitated that some of the key transfer targets seem to be moving further away from Liverpool with the start of the season just over a month away.