Liverpool were unable to sign Dutch star Donyell Malen due to a lack of funds.
According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, the Reds did have a serious interest in Malen this summer.
However, they were unable to shift three fringe players from the first team squad.
No suitable offers arrived for either star, before Malen finalised a move to Borussia Dortmund.
Romano said during a Twitch stream that the 22-year-old did want to join Liverpool, but could not wait all summer for them to work out the financial aspect of the deal.
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