A deal to take him to Anfield, or any other Premier League club for that matter, failed to materialise then but his exploits in Ukraine and the Europa League this season mean he will be hot property this summer.
Last Thursday, the exciting winger showed what he is all about as he helped his current club eliminate the Reds’ Merseyside rivals Everton in the Europa League, scoring in an astonishing 5-2 thrashing.
With 15 goals in all competitions so far this campaign, the Ukraine international is ready for his big move and Anfield could become his destination as reports of a possible big-money bid surface.
“Liverpool are weighing up a £19.5m move for the Ukraine star who played a major role in dumping rivals Everton out of the Europa League,” the Daily Star report.
The report goes on to mention Chelsea, Manchester United, West Ham United and Newcastle United as fellow top-flight teams interested in his services, though the Reds are an ideal match.
Brendan Rodgers will be keen to add to his talented squad in the summer, and a fast, skilful and hard-working winger undoubtedly suits the club’s ethos of high pressing and quick attacks.
For the fifth consecutive season Yarmolenko has struck double figures in all competitions from a wide area, and in the Merseysiders’ 3-4-3 system he would represent a fine addition in an attacking role.