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Liverpool apear to accept that long term target has slipped away

After making a major swoop for Brazilian midfielder Coutinho from Inter Milan, Brendan Rodgers seemed a little sorry to announce that Liverpool may miss out on acquiring Tom Ince from Blackpool in the current transfer window. The Northern Irishman spoke to reporters from the Independent and said that the deal was a little ‘too complicated’ to be completed in January.

The Reds manager was quoted as saying, “It’s about affordability as well. If Tom stays at Blackpool it doesn’t mean he won’t join Liverpool at a later stage. Maybe in this window it might be a difficult one for us.”

Ince was allowed to leave for Blackpool from Liverpool in the summer of 2011 and has made a huge impact at the club ever since. The Seasiders are hoping to hold onto their star player who has gone on to score 15 goals for them this season in the Championship.

With the arrival of Daniel Sturridge to Anfield and Luis Suarez’s seamless form, Liverpool do not look short of firepower up front, and hence, Rodgers may not mind waiting for a few more months to bring the talented 21 year old back to Liverpool.