It’s starting to seem like clubs will only attempt to do business in winter if something has gone drastically wrong.
That could be a complete loss of form that requires a new joining to bring some life to the team, but sometimes an awful injury can push a team into action.
Nicolo Zaniolo was an essential player for Roma this campaign and even seemed like he might be crucial to Italy in Euro 2020, but there was lots of concern when he went down with an injury against Juve last night.
Unfortunately, it seems like he might miss the rest of the campaign, but Fabrizio Romano has indicated the Romans were looking to sign an out of favour the Merseyside Reds player to replace him:
On paper it seemed like the deal could be suitable for all parties, Shaqiri has barely played this season, and young prospects like Curtis Jones have started to show what they can do, but it seems the move is a non-starter.
He might not be needed now, but an injury to Firmino, Mane or Salah would leave Jurgen Klopp short of options upfront and then the Swiss player would be needed.
It seems like Roma will need to look elsewhere for replacements.