Brendan Rodgers defends Liverpool over failure to sign Alexis Sanchez
Liverpool manager defends the club's failure to sign top targets
Brendan Rodgers has defended Liverpool’s failure to sign their top summer targets.
The Reds were heavily linked with a move for Alexis Sanchez, but the Chile international opted to complete a £35m move to Premier League rivals Arsenal.
If someone gets offered, say, more money to come here than elsewhere but they want to go to London, there is not much you can do about that
Liverpool were reported to have offered £4m more than the north London side for the forward, hoping to replace Barcelona-bound Luis Suarez.
And Reds manager Rodgers is adamant that the Merseyside outfit did everything possible to sign their top targets but social factors hampered their progress.
“The club has done everything they could over the course of the summer to get the players to come here,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by Times.
“In football terms, players look for more than that. They look for social factors, where they want to live.
“We can’t control that. If someone gets offered, say, more money to come here than elsewhere but they want to go to London, there is not much you can do about that.”
Sanchez has scored 11 goals in 15 appearances in all competitions for Arsene Wenger’s side.
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