Liverpool's transfer window takes another blow as £64.8m bid for winger rejected 4 years ago

Liverpool's transfer window takes another blow as £64.8m bid for winger rejected

It just hasn't been their transfer window.

Liverpool just haven't got going this transfer window.

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In comparison to their rivals, they just haven't spent near enough to compete for the league title.

Yes, they brought in Mohamed Salah who will probably be regarded as a bargain at the £37.8 m he arrived for and Andrew Robertson doesn't look half bad either but it doesn't bode well when you see what Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have spent.

It's not all doom and gloom in Merseyside, Jurgen Klopp's side are doing just fine without the injured and possibly Barcelona bound Philippe Coutinho after an emphatic 4-0 win against Arsenal at the weekend but you get a sense that there needs to be more investment in the squad for a serious challenge for the Premier League title.

A number of bids above the £70m mark were rejected for RB Leipzig's Naby Keita this summer but he will be coming to the club in 2018 as a deal was struck for the player to join for a fee in the region of £48m next summer.

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Jurgen Klopp has now turned his attention to Monaco star Thomas Lemar but it is not going too well.

According to Sky Sports, Liverpool's latest bid of £64.8 m has been rejected for the 21-year-old French international after previously having a bid of £55.5 m also rebuffed.

Sky Sports says that Monaco are keen for the player to stay at the club this season and is also being courted by Barcelona and Arsenal.

Monaco have already sold a number of star players this transfer window with high profile names such as Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Tiemoué Bakayoko leaving for the Premier League and Kylian Mbappe also expected to depart the club over the coming few days.

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Both Mendy and Silva have both joined Manchester City for a combined £91m while Bakayoko opted for last year's Premier League champions Chelsea in a deal worth £36m