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Rodgers defends Konoplyanka saga

LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers defended the club's way of doing transfer business after criticism from Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk over their handling of negotiations over a move for winger Yehven Konoplyanka.

A deal for the Ukraine international fell through on deadline day with Dnipro suggesting the Reds did not transfer the necessary funds in time. But Rodgers said: "I've heard the problem mentioned was about the money, but that was not a problem. It just wasn't to be. I feel really sorry for the player."