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Liverpool had a huge bid for Thomas Lemar rejected on transfer deadline day

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What started out as a frustrating summer transfer window for Liverpool actually turned out to be a hugely successful one.

Jurgen Klopp came under pressure from fans when he suggested his business would conclude following the signings of Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson and Dominic Solanke.

But then the German pulled a rabbit out of the hat by luring Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal for £35 million, which could rise to £40 million.

Liverpool had been linked with the Ox all summer but because Arsene Wenger was adamant he was staying, it seemed a potential move was dead in the water.

That didn't turn out to be the case, though, with Oxlade-Chamberlain completing a big-money move to the club he supported as a youngster.

"I'm delighted to have signed for Liverpool and a big thank you to everyone here hat has made this possible," he said. "It has been a massive help.

"I can't wait to get to Melwood and you'll hear first from me on LFCTV."

It gets better for Liverpool, who somehow managed to keep hold of Philippe Coutinho amid strong interest from Barcelona.

The Brazilian wanted a move to the Camp Nou, so it remains to be seen how he will respond to being forced to stay for the time being.

However, according to L'Equipe, Liverpool's summer transfer window almost ended in quite incredible fashion.

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They claim the Reds made a very late £82 million bid for Monaco's Thomas Lemar - £10 million less than what Arsenal offered.

Monaco inevitably rejected Liverpool's bid, but L'Equipe believe there is a good chance a deal will be struck in January.

Exciting times are ahead for Klopp's side and there is now talk of them making a strong title challenge this season.

Liverpool are currently second in the Premier League having recently smashed four past Arsenal in a 4-0 drubbing at Anfield.

Klopp has submitted his 25-man squad for the 2017/18 season, which will be a force to be reckoned with based on recent evidence.

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LIVERPOOL'S 25-MAN PREMIER LEAGUE SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Simon Mignolet, Loris Karius, Danny Ward, Adam Bogdan

Defenders: Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan, Lloyd Jones, Nathaniel Clyne, Alberto Moreno, Andrew Robertson, Jon Flanagan

Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, Georginio Wijnaldum, Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner

Forwards: Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings, Lazar Markovic

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