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Rodgers hopeful of bringing “major signing” to Anfield before window slams shut; is it Ukrainian national winger?

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SWANSEA, WALES - APRIL 28: Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers reacts during the Barclays Premier league match between Swansea City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Liberty Stadium on April 28, 2012 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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Brendan Rodgers boys are back in form, with SAS combining for three goals after Steven Gerrard got the Merseyside fireworks started as Liverpool provided the home crowd a rollicking 4-0 win over Everton on Tuesday evening.

And the manager is hopeful to add to his high-powered squad, paraphrased by our own Joe Prince-Wright on Twitter.


Rodgers on new arrivals: “We will hopefully do something over the next few days. Hopefully we will have a major new signing.” #YNWA #LFC

— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) January 28, 2014


Could Yehven Konoplyanka be the man for Anfield? The 24-year-old Dnipro winger has 33 goals in 157 appearances for the Ukrainian club and has produced eight goals and six assists in 19 appearances this season.

The player’s father, Oleg, told Sky Sports:

“I do not want to say specifically but the information about a transfer to the English club is true. He can change clubs later this week. We do not consider offers from Ukraine.”

Yehven Konoplyanka has been capped 35 times by the Ukraine, striking eight times, including in a 2014 World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley.

Also, Wikipedia says he’s a black belt in karate. So he’s got that going for him... which is nice.

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