Liverpool look to have missed out on signing Egypt international Mohammed Salah, after Chelsea stole in at the last minute to secure his services, the Mail Online understands.
Their sources in Switzerland say that the Blues joined the race to sign the winger, who has scored twice against them this season in the Champions League, after sanctioning Juan Mata’s proposed move to Manchester United.
Liverpool made no further additions on transfer deadline day, after completing their business over the weekend.
Toby Alderweireld, who had been linked with a move for the majority of the summer, has admitted to the Metro that he moved to Atletico Madrid because they ‘wanted him more’.
Iago Aspas’ switch to Liverpool is on the verge of completion after the Spaniard cancelled his holiday in attempt to see the deal through.
The Celta Vigo forward scored 12 La Liga goals during the last campaign, helping his side to survival on the final day of the season.
Liverpool appear have moved quickly to rebuild their defence ahead of next season with reports that they are closing in on a deal for Manchester City defender Kolo Toure.
The Ivorian, who has won the title with both City and Arsenal, is keen to remain in the Premier League and could make the short trip up the M62 when his contract expires in the summer.
Liverpool look set to miss out on signing Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld, with the 24 year likely to instead join Roma.
The Reds had hoped to secure the Belgian internationals services for next season, as they look to rebuild their defence, though manager Brendan Rodgers may now have to focus on other targets.
Liverpool right back Glen Johnson has insisted that this season has been a better campaign than the last, despite the club seeming unlikely to qualify for Europe.
The Reds, whose hopes of finishing in the top six were dented after they managed to pick up just a point in Sunday afternoon’s clash with West Ham United, also came no way near the finals of the FA or League Cup, despite reaching both last year, winning the latter.
Liverpool go in to Sunday afternoons game with West Ham United with no fresh injury concerns, with Joe Allen, Martin Kelly and Fabio Borini all long-term absentees.
The Reds can keep up the feint hopes of qualifying for next seasons Champions League with victory over the Hammers, who will be without Andy Carroll, who is ineligible for the match.