Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Konoplyanka deal collapse

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Liverpool missed out on their top Deadline Day target.

Liverpool ended the transfer window, amazingly, with no additions, despite this transfer window appearing crucial to them kicking on over the final months of the season.

With injuries picked up to Lucas and Daniel Agger, strengthening the squad was in the eyes of many, a priority.

Their top target was said to be Mohamed Salah, who they lost out on to Chelsea, before launching a late attempt to sign Yevhen Konoplyanka.

Managing director Ian Ayre even flew out to Ukraine to try and seal a deal, and by all accounts they were close, but not close enough.

This case, in accordance to reporters from The BBC and SkySports was one where it appears Liverpool did as much as they could to do the deal, at least those are the lines likely being fed from the club.

Whichever the in's and out's and specifics of the transfer-which-wasn't for Konoplyanka, the facts are it wasn't done, and it's not the first time the club have missed out on a top target over the past 12 months.

Did Liverpool simply leave this one too late? They were criticised by Mohamed Salah's agent in midweek for taking more than two-and-a-half months over negotiations, so expecting this one to be completed in a short matter of days was always being hopeful.

The overall picture being put together is that Liverpool have erred this transfer window, and blown a major opportunity. Is that fair? We took a look at Twitter to see what supporters were saying about the 'near miss' for the Dnipro winger...

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