Brendan Rodgers has opened up for the first time since Loic Remy's proposed move to Liverpool fell through.
The Liverpool boss says he was disappointed for both the player and the club, but said these things sometimes happen in football. He confirmed that he is now looking towards other transfer targets.
Remy's failed medical
Remy was on the verge of joining Liverpool from QPR after agreeing a four-year contract worth £80,000-a-week. With Liverpool agreeing an £8 million fee with his club, only a medical stood in his way.
As is now well known, the France international failed the medical, leaving many, including QPR boss Harry Redknapp baffled. Redknapp called Remy "a very fit lad" and questioned Liverpool's motives for cancelling the deal.
Rodgers failed to go into detail with regards to the medical, but said he feels nothing but disappointment for the player.
Quoted in The Express, Rodgers said: "We have made a decision, as a club, not to go ahead with the deal," Rodgers said.
"It's unfortunate for the player. We are disappointed for the player. But these things happen.
"It's happened before and there's nothing more to be said and we will move on and look at other targets."
New season preparations
Remy's failed move is the third significant blow for Rodgers and Liverpool this summer. They have already sold Luis Suarez to Barcelona while their chosen replacement, Alex Sanchez, chose to join Arsenal, rejecting a move to Anfield.
Rodgers confirmed that other targets are now being analysed but also said that he is happy with his squad ahead of the new season.
He added: "Our World Cup players are back and I am pleased with the way it's shaping up.
"We have only just been together as a squad over the last week or so. I know the group well and I know those coming in will fit what we're trying to do. When the opening game comes up, we will be ready for that."
Rodgers could obviously live to regret his decision to cancel the deal for Remy with the Frenchman getting ample opportunity to exert revenge when the two clubs meet at Loftus Road on October 19.
Remy struggled with injury at Newcastle last season but still managed to start 24 games and score 14 goals. He also missed a significant portion of his six months at QPR with a calf injury but still managed to impress with six goals in 13 starts.