The summer transfer window of 2019 was a relatively quiet affair for Liverpool.

The Reds repeatedly reiterated their stance over not needing to sign any major players while every credible journalist and publication connected with the club stated the same thing.

Of course, there were a couple of incomings with goalkeeper Adrian being swiftly brought in as back-up after Simon Mignolet departed while plans were also made for the future with the purchase of starlets Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg.

However, despite all this there was still a seemingly desperate clamour for Jurgen Klopp and the Anfield hierarchy to make a move for a number of players with several names in particular being linked with the club more than most.

Here the ECHO takes a look at how three of those players have got on so far this season to see whether Liverpool did miss out when choosing not to bid.

Junior Firpo

Junior Firpo of FC Barcelona runs with the ball

Junior Firpo was linked with a whole host of top European clubs this summer after an impressive debut season with Real Betis in La Liga.

The left-back, who can also operate on the left side of midfield, moved to Barcelona in August for a fee in the region of £16million.

Many Reds believed he would be the ideal back-up for Andy Robertson but Liverpool were unmoved.

Firpo has played just five times in 16 matches for the Catalan giants, with two of his appearances coming by way of a substitution and one introduction to a game saw him play just nine minutes.

The 23-year-old defender has on eight occasions been left out of the matchday squad entirely with three being put down to injury.

The Spainard has scored once so far this season, during a 2-0 win over Getafe where he played 90minutes, but he is yet to register an assist and that win was the only match Firpo has played in where Barcelona have kept a clean sheet this term.

Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes of Sporting CP

Bruno Fernandes was a player constantly touted with a move to the Premier League this summer with Liverpool regularly being named as the most likely club to buy him.

There were some urging the Reds to make a move for the 25-year-old, who can operate across the midfield, but no deal from anywhere ever materialised and he remained with Sporting CP.

This season Fernandes has played in every match for Sporting, aside from one which he missed through suspension after getting sent off for a second yellow in the 90th minute earlier this season.

He has also worn the captain's armband in all but the last two games where he has come on as a substitutive in the final moments.

And in his 17 games so far this term the Portugal international has scored nine goals and assisted six times from the midfield, so you can probably expect his name to be linked with a move away from his homeland in the January 2020 window and next summer if he doesn't move.

Timo Werner

RB Leipzig's Timo Werner runs with the ball

Speculation linking Timo Werner with a move to Anfield has been going on for some time.

The rumour mill slowed down after the 23-year-old Germany international signed a new four-year contract with RB Leipzig in August, however his contract is believed to have a relatively low release clause.

The striker has got his 2019/20 campaign off to a flier, scoring 15 goals and assisting seven times in 17 games across the Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB Pokal Cup.

He has played in every game so far this season too for Leipzig so have no doubt when all things are considered that his name will be linked with a move to join Klopp's Reds in the future.

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