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Update: Liverpool Fail to Sign Yevhen Konoplyanka in £16million Deal

Yevhen Konoplyanka Update: Liverpool Fail to Sign Yevhen Konoplyanka in £16million Deal

Liverpool’s on-again off-again transfer negotiations with Dnipro to sign Ukrainian midfielder Yevhen Konoplyanka have resulted in the deal falling through despite reports earlier today that the player had signed a deal with the Merseyside club, according to a report by Russia-24, a Russian TV station.

According to the report, Liverpool were going to be paying Dnipro around £16million for the Ukraine international, and Konoplyanka would have eared a salary of around £57,500/week.

The 24-year-old footballer can play either as a left winger, playmaker or striker.

Manager Brendan Rodgers faced a race against time to try to sign the versatile Ukrainian international, who has 35 caps for his country, before the window closed on Friday night. In previous transfer windows, there were reports that Arsenal and Manchester United were interested in signing the player. And in this window, Tottenham were fighting Liverpool to sign the highly-rated player, but ended up dropping out of the bidding.

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17 Responses to Update: Liverpool Fail to Sign Yevhen Konoplyanka in £16million Deal

  1. ste says:

    Would any Liverpool obsessed Man ure fan care to comment??…..

  2. ahmed outim says:

    that a very very good deal he is the kind of player we needed in midfield.hope he will play next week-end against Arsenal and hope we secure the 3 points.well done Brendon

  3. Johnny says:

    Bull, the deal is dead,
    P.S: Chris are you Colin Montgomery’s son, ?

  4. redsonny says:

    If this is true I will run naked through the town and that won’t be a pretty site.

  5. bob big bollacks says:

    Is this for real? because if your lying ill hunt you down and chop your balls off.

  6. Brian says:

    According to many fans of Dnipro Konoplyanka has lots of talent but is a very lazy player. Not convinced he will make it in the PL. He would be better suited to La Liga or Serie A where the pace of the game is slower and forwards don’t have to track back as much. If Liverpool did sign him it will be interesting to see how Rodgers changes his playing style and if he can keep up with the pace of the PL.

  7. Paul says:

    Deal isn’t done but it’s not dead either!

    This is one day of the year you really should only post articles like this when it’s concrete, instead of getting peoples hopes up when it still might fall through.

  8. Brian says:

    The deal is done. Konoplyanka passed his medical in the Ukraine and will be flying into Liverpool on Monday to join his new teammates. British sources are now reporting what Russian sources have been saying for a while now.

    • Paul says:

      The deal is not done at all, so not sure where you’re getting that from.

      The later it gets, the more likely it is that the deal is firmly off.

  9. Zen says:

    The deal is off. Konoplyanka will not be joining Liverpool only because the Dnipro owner did not want to sell Kononplyanka. I got so hyped until I heard this news. so frustrating!

    • Paul says:

      7th… lol

      We can all play that game

      • Mufc77 says:

        Now I know how Liverpool fans have felt the last 20+ years when the league challenge is over by January 31st.

        • Paul says:

          Just how you felt all those years before that and just how you’ll feel in years to come. Football moves in circles.

          I thought you would have realised that after the shambles that is “The Chosen One” has quickly dragged your club from the top to being lucky to scrape 4th by the end of the season… now that does deserve a ‘lol’

          • Mufc77 says:

            You’re 6 points ahead of us with 15 games to go and now we have our 2 best players available again. You should have built up. Bigger lead than 6 points because if you don’t qualify for the CL this year the chances are you’ll never get back in the top 4.

            I’d say Liverpool have more riding on the next 15 games than utd do. If you can’t even sign the two donkeys who you missed out on this month what chances have you got of ever signing a decent player again.

          • Paul says:

            Oh dear. Did a good job at chipping away at that 6 point gap today didn’t they… lol

  10. muhammed says:

    Im so sick and tired of liverpool not signing any quality players its crazy. If they are to remain in top four spots they need to think like the top four teams. Go for the big players with proven track record. Many ppl think liverpool has no funds thats not the case its FSG business strategy being applied.but if this time they dnt qualify for champions league il go there myself and choose the players

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