It’s all become far too painfully predictable at Liverpool.

Reports this week suggested we were the clear favourites to land Xherdan Shaqiri – but deep down none of us believed them.

Too many times Liverpool have missed out on their top transfer targets, and something needs to seriously be looked at.

The Bayern Munich man would have been a fine addition to this Liverpool side, and for a cut price fee.

Yet for whatever reason, Shaqiri will now be plying his trade at Inter Milan, and it’s back to the drawing board for Ian Ayre and his useless team.

Here is a list of the transfer targets Liverpool have missed out on in recent times, which begs the question as to how Ayre still has a job at Anfield?