Liverpool concede summer transfer defeat to Arsenal

Alexis SanchezLiverpool fans are looking disappointed here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the Liverpool Echo claim the Reds have finally accepted they are no longer in the race for Alexis Sanchez.

The Barcelona forward had been thought to be part of the deal to take Luis Suarez to the Camp Nou, but as one of our punters points out, Sanchez was never keen on moving to Liverpool.

A move to North London and Arsenal was the preference the Chilean international had from the outset.

Our Reds regulars seem to think that Brendan Rodgers should not be chasing after players who clearly do not want to join the club and we have to agree.

Over a pint, our landlord notes that the structure for the Suarez deal will now have to be slightly different with cash making up for the absence of Sanchez.

We are pretty sure that Reds manager Rodgers will have a few ideas where that can be spent!

That is of course brilliant news for Arsenal fans, who cannot believe that Arsene Wenger is seemingly managing to land another ready-made superstar following the arrival of Mesut Ozil last summer.

Liverpool fans. Are you gutted that Sanchez won’t be joining or would you rather forget about a player who has doubts over joining your club? Let us know your thoughts below.

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