Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp says the Reds could not afford to bring in Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who joined Bayern Munich on loan.
"It sounds weird, but we could not afford it," Klopp said.
"We have already spent the money that we got for him. He's a super player and a super boy.
"We were reluctant to hand it over at the time, but Barcelona forced us with money, so to speak.
"He is a player who can change games for the positive. It's not that nice for Dortmund, but it's a great transfer for Bayern and the Bundesliga."