Brendan Rodgers not worried at missing out on deal
The Icelandic midfielder opted to join Tottenham over the Reds, despite the fact that he had worked with the Northern Irish manager at Swansea.
Regardless of missing out on Sigurdsson, Rodgers is not worried about transfer targets.
“I am quite relaxed,” The Guardian report him as saying.
“He did fantastic for me at Swansea last season. I brought him in when he was not playing at Hoffenheim. He was very good for me and scored seven goals in 19 games.
“We sat down and spoke and we said that playing football was the most important thing but obviously the financial side was important, too. We agreed a deal for Swansea but then I left to become Liverpool manager.
“I know what the market was and I was not prepared to pay anything over what I knew had already been agreed before. Liverpool would have provided Gylfi with a wonderful opportunity to perform with a manager that he knew at a club that is a footballing institution.
“But he has decided to go to Tottenham for whatever reason. I wish him all the best and he is a good kid. There is no ill feeling. We have got other targets and we will move on,” he revealed.
By Gareth McKnight