As the clock struck 11pm and the transfer window closed its doors until January the feeling in the Merseyside air was tinged with disappointment. A day that promised so much delivered very little as the Reds fell short in their efforts to clinch the signatures of several priority targets before the deadline. Having allowed Andy Carroll to take a season long sabbatical in our nations capital the expectation was that Brendan Rodgers would dip his toes into the market once last time and bring in an attacking player to fill the hole left by the England forward. It seemed all but certain that Clint Dempsey would be pitching up at Anfield having professed a desire to do so earlier in the day only for it to emerge that the club were unwilling to fork out the required £6 million to sign the United States international. The Reds hierarchy instantly drew criticism from supporters for putting their hopes of reaching the top four into jeopardy leaving Rodgers with only two senior strikers until the New Year. It’s another risk taken by the clubs higher powers that could undermine their hopes of once again competing in the Champions League.
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“If you watch the game against Manchester City, you see that the style the team is playing is very good and of course, Liverpool has to play in the Champions League. A big club like Liverpool has to play every year in the Champions League and we will do everything to get in the top four. Also there is the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League, and with the potential we have here, we can do some good things.” Nuri Sahin targets the Champions League after signing on loan for Liverpool