The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern had been somewhat accustomed to getting what they want in this transfer window, with Jurgen Klopp delighting the masses and getting his business done early.
Having already landed Loris Karius, Joel Matip and Sadio Mane, the Reds look to formalising a squad crafted in the image of the charismatic German coach.
He has penned a six-year deal himself, meaning his Kop overhaul looks to be a long-term project, with his extended stay at Anfield a mouth-watering prospect.
Still, such is the nature of the transfer market, the Merseyside giants look life suffering their first blow this summer.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Udinese midfielder Piotr Zielinski is close to joining Italian giants AC Milan, after the Rossoneri agreed a fee for the Polish ace.
The combative central midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to Anfield, with the club reportedly seeing a £1 bid for him snubbed.
He was even photoed in a Liverpool shirt, with his arrival there expected to be a formality.
How big a blow could this prove to be for Liverpool?
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