Liverpool may have spent almost £70 million this summer but there are some fans that aren’t entirely satisfied with their transfer activity.
The Reds were linked with a whole host of high-profile players in the previous few months but only have the likes of Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip to show for all their hard work.
Without the lure of Champions League football, Liverpool found it difficult to get some deals over the line with players such as Mario Gotze opting for moves to clubs playing in Europe’s elite competition.
But there are two players that Liverpool failed to sign that didn’t actually move to another club. Bundesliga duo Mahmoud Dahoud and Christian Pulisic were both subject to interest from Jurgen Klopp but opted to remain at Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund respectively.
However, according to the Liverpool Echo, the Merseysiders have not given up hope of signing the pair and the club will renew their interest in future transfer windows.
Gladbach refused to allow Dahoud to leave after already selling Granit Xhaka to Arsenal earlier this summer. The 20-year-old is rated at £25 million and has already turned down a new contract with his existing one expiring in 2017.
But the report states that Liverpool will need to qualify for the Champions League in order to convince Dahoud to join with a number of top European clubs also reportedly keen.
Pulisic is a name that was only linked with the Reds in the final few days of the window. Dortmund rejected an £11 million bid from Liverpool for the 17-year-old, who joined the German club in January 2015 when Klopp was in charge.
Pulisic has two years remaining on his contract and it’s highly likely that Liverpool will return to attempt to sign the USA international.
The report goes on to claim that both Dahoud and Pulisic are unlikely to be available in January but expect Liverpool to make attempts to sign the pair next summer.