Liverpool has always been frugal in the transfer market. Unlike their competitors, they aren't the ones who look to acquire players by paying record transfer sums, instead, they look for frugal buys. Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge etc are a few of them. But the frugality came at a price when they almost signed these players but didn't.
Here is a list of seven players Liverpool could've signed but didn't.
Oh, Kenny! According to reports, Mario Götze almost signed for Liverpool but Kenny Dalglish, the Liverpool manager at that time, opted for Jordan Henderson. Although Henderson came good, not signing Götze still hurt some fans.
How a million pounds hurt! Rafa Benitez almost signed the fullback during his Liverpool days, but the negotiations were called off because he wasn't willing to pay the extra one million pound to Sevilla. Alves later moved to Barcelona and eventually became a club legend.
Liverpool had in their plans to partner Costa along with Luis Suarez but later opted out. The Brazilian-born Spanish striker later moved to Chelsea and has been a goal machine for them. Imagine a striking partnership between Costa and Suarez
Before Vidic' signed for Manchester United, he was actually scouted by Liverpool Fc but Liverpool couldn't strike a deal with Spartak Moscow. Imagine a defence with Carragher and Vidić!
Many people didn't know this but Liverpool was actually the first English club to contact Sporting CP over their 'Wonderkid". They refused to pay the asking price for Ronaldo. Later, Ronaldo went to Manchester United and the rest, as they say, is history.
Liverpool lost pursuit of Sanchez once to Barcelona. Later when Chilean was again available in the transfer market, he opted to join Arsenal as he saw Arsenal as a club with 'ambition, capable of winning titles'.
In 2013, Brenden Rodgers tried to persuade Henrikh Mkhitaryan to join Liverpool when he was playing in Ukraine. But Mkhitaryan opted to join Borussia Dortmund as he thought he "couldn't match the rigor of Premier League".