In the end I feel like logic prevailed. On one hand, it was too risky to pay that much money and end up with an injury prone player and on the other hand, there simply was no direct alternative to him that we could get.
Every player of the same caliber playing his position was either going to go for an absurd amount of money or simply not going to be let go by his club.
Add to this the fact that Klopp takes months to identify the correct target he wants in order to make sure he is getting the right man and this outcome makes perfect sense.
Maybe by January Klopp will have identified another target or it will go to next summer.
I'm perfectly happy with that. We don't exactly habe RM or PSG money lying around and so it's important to make sure that when we splash cash to get a player its the right one.