Earlier this summer, it was believed that Liverpool were just inches away from signing Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The 24 year old would have been a major coup, having netted 25 goals in 28 appearances from midfield for Shaktar Donetsk last season.
Reports from Ukraine even claimed that the Reds had matched Shaktar’s asking price of £25million.
But Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund swooped in, offering Mkhitaryan European football, the chance to play in the Bundesliga and a big role in the first team to replace the Munich-bound Mario Gotze.
The attacking midfielder explained his decision after signing for The Yellows, telling reporters ‘Liverpool have a great past, but Borussia Dortmund has a great present’.