Sunderland wanted to sign Ryan Kent on loan from Liverpool but Jurgen Klopp's side sent him to Bundesliga challengers Freiburg instead.
The Liverpool youngster is enjoying a temporary spell with SC Freiburg.
The Sheffield United winger was named man of the match as the Blades came away from the home of rivals Sheffield Wednesday 4-2 winners.
Liverpool winger Ryan Kent endured a miserable Bundesliga debut, while Naby Keita was sent off for RB Leipzig.
Liverpool winger Ryan Kent would've been perfect for Sunderland - but they landed Callum McManaman from West Brom instead.
Sheffield Wednesday are said to have wanted the Liverpool winger on loan.
Sheffield Wednesday are another club said to have been keen on the Liverpool winger.
Ryan Kent wants first-team football this season and would stand a much greater chance at Sunderland than Liverpool.
Leeds United and Aston Villa are the among clubs linked with a move for the Liverpool winger.
Leeds United and Aston Villa have both been looking to secure Ryan Kent on loan from Liverpool.