The Reds boss had a tactical system in mind upon his appointment at Anfield in 2015
Jurgen Klopp had a vision in mind upon his arrival on Merseyside in October 2015.
And three months later, when the transfer market opened, he tried to implement that vision with a new signing.
Alex Teixiera was targeted as the German’s first major signing in charge of the Reds; the tricky Brazilian would add output to the Reds’ attack from his favoured no.10 position, but a move eventually fell through.
The Shakhtar Donetsk attacker was deemed to be too expensive despite his impressive goal return in Ukraine, and he moved to China just months later, joining Jiangsu FC for around £45m.
Klopp seemingly wanted to add a no.10 at the time – perhaps to reform the shape he favoured at Borussia Dortmund – and it wasn’t long before he tried again.