Jurgen Klopp's reaction said it all following Jude Bellingham's winner in the dying embers for Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Bellingham scored a last-minute tap in as his side secured a 1-0 victory over Union Berlin in Europe's elite competition on Wednesday.
In doing so, the 20-year-old took his goal tally to six in six games for Los Blancos, since joining from Borussia Dortmund for €103million (£88.5m) in the summer.
Liverpool had been heavily-linked with a swoop for the talented teenager, but eventually withdrew their interest due to the fees involved in the deal — with Real Madrid then securing his signature.
Klopp, ahead of Liverpool's clash with LASK in the Europa League on Thursday, could be seen watching a clip of the goal.
The German paused, before quietly laughing to himself, then saying: «Bellingham,» whilst shaking his head and smiling, looking around the room.
Klopp reacting to Jude Bellingham’s goal for Real Madrid in his press conference yesterday. pic.twitter.com/8ogez7msdc
It is unclear whether Klopp was happy for the player, or disappointed at the fact his side were unable to complete a deal to bring him to Anfield.
Liverpool were in desperate need to bolster their midfield in the summer, and eventually drafted in Ryan Gravenberch, Wataru Endo, Alexis Mac Allister and Dominic Szoboszlai.
Jamie Carragher, does, however, remain optimistic Bellingham will one day be wearing the red of Liverpool before the end of his career — a suggestion which was brutally silenced by Thierry Henry.
«I'm sure Jude wants to try the Premier League one day, and where better than six-times Champions League winners Liverpool?» he said on CBS Sports Golazo.
Henry could be seen grinning, looking shocked at Carragher's remarks,Read on talksport.com