Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is refusing to move away from his top targets despite suffering frustration on the transfer front.
Klopp has managed to draft in Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke this summer, but is also in the market for a number of other players as he looks to take Liverpool on to the next level.
However signing them is proving difficult and he has already been told by Arsenal that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is not for sale, while RB Leipzig are also standing firm over star midfielder Naby Keita.
Despite the frustration, Klopp is not switching targets and says everything possible is being done to sign the players he feels will improve his squad.
"We pretty much have all you need. But at the end it is still business," said Klopp. "You go out and see the car that you have been dreaming about your whole life. You say 'here is the money' but they say to you 'I don't want to sell the car'. You say 'but I have got the money' but they say 'I don't want to sell'.
"They say 'go for another car in another colour' but you say 'that's OK but I want this.' Things like this happen in life, not only football. It is pretty simple. You can imagine how it works. It is not that we are doing something that other clubs are not doing - that we are more silly or they are more smart.
"If I could decide alone, we would be complete from the last day of last season - done, shoot, there's the new team, thank you very much - but that is dreamland."