Liverpool turned down the chance to re-sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona during the summer because the cost of the package to bring him back was deemed to be too high.
According to Chris Bascombe in The Telegraph, it would have taken a total of more than £100 million to bring the Brazilian back to Anfield, and the Reds believe that the money was better invested elsewhere.
Unlike some teams, the Reds do not have an unlimited budget and decided to put the money towards contract extensions for the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane rather than getting Coutinho in just 18 months after he forced his way out.
The Reds operate very much in the long-term, rather than seeking short-term fixes, and as much as Coutinho was desperate to return, the club believed that would not have been the smartest use of resources this summer.
Not every fan will agree with the conclusion that Michael Edwards and co came to, but their record over the last few years has been impeccable. Trusting their judgement is the only reasonable thing to do as the new season gets underway.