£16m Reds target Konoplyanka: I’m supporting Liverpool in title challenge

Liverpool’s January transfer window target Yehven Konoplyanka is cheering on the Reds in their bid to win the Premier League title.

Ukrainian winger Yehven Konoplyanka was on the verge of joining Liverpool in January before the deal collapsed at the last hurdle.

The reasons behind the collapse remains unclear, with reports suggesting different matters.

Dnipro’s president, however, reportedly said that it was technical reasons on Liverpool’s part for the bid failing, with the player himself upset that a move never materialised.

The 24-year-old has remained in good form his side, helping his side challenge the much-fancied Shakhtar Donetsk for the Ukrainian Premier League title.

When quizzed upon the Liverpool situation for Ukrainian television, he responded by admitting his affection for the Merseysiders and hopes that they win the Premier League title.

He said “Liverpool are challenging for the league in England. I’m supporting them. I want them to win it.”

Konoplyanka also received interest from Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window..

It was reported that Daniel Levy failed in a last-minute bid to take the star to London, though it appears that his heart is set on Liverpool.

With Konoplyanka’s contract set to run out in 2015, Liverpool may be able to get their man cheaper than what they were prepared to pay in January.

Asked whether he had spoken with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers over a move, he responded:

“Yes, us and Rodgers talked a little bit to each other. The interest from Liverpool was very much serious.”

“It (interest) was serious. But now I’m thinking of it only as a dream, because we (Dnipro) are challenging for league.”

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