Some fairly optimistic Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern have gone all quiet, and that isn’t because of too many pints but because of the bad news coming from the Guardian.
It had been known for a while that in this transfer window the Reds were eyeing up a move for talented Croatian midfielder, Mateo Kovacic, currently still of Inter Milan.
However, now it is being reported that they have missed out on the signing of this young star, with Real Madrid agreeing a €32 million deal for the 21-year old.
With Liverpool losing the likes of club legend Steven Gerrard in the middle of the park this window it has come as a big blow to some fans, who feel the Anfield club really need to strengthen in midfield.
Dave by the Fruity here in the Transfer Tavern put down his pint to have his say: “I am bit gutted to be honest, the Croatian lad looks like a big talent – but 35 million euros is a lot for an unproven player. ”
What do you think Liverpool fans? Who should Rodgers try and sign now? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!