Italian-born Dutch super-agent Mino Raiola had his hand in the biggest deal of the summer, but he was standing in the way of the deal that took his client and former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli to OGC Nice.
After an intriguing round of Premier League fixtures, Manchester City continue to head the table with six wins in as many games. Elsewhere, Manchester United and Arsenal recorded convincing victories over Leicester City and Chelsea respectively.
When asked to comment on the fan support at Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp claimed that the Kop does not compare to the 'yellow wall'.
It was a good weekend for Premier League giants Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur as they picked up maximum points against Hull City and Middlesbrough.
For all the worries surrounding Liverpool's inability to finish off the smaller teams in the league, the Reds came out firing on all cylinders at Anfield to demolish Hull City by a resounding 5-1 margin.
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho took to social media platform Snapchat to express his displeasure at not being a part of Jurgen Klopp's first team plans.
Firmino, Lallana, Mane all start for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp looks to carry on their hot streak of form against Hull City at Anfield.
Tottenham Hotspur look set to beat fellow Premier League giants Liverpool in the race to secure the services of 16-year-old Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon.
Liverpool reportedly wanted to sign breakthrough star Presnel Kimpembe from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window.
Firminho, Coutinho and Mane to headline Reds attack as Liverpool host Hull City on Saturday.