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Brendan Rodgers thinks Salah to Liverpool not dead yet
Chelsea announced on Thursday that they had agreed an £11million deal with Basel for the transfer of the 21-year-old winger.
Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on Friday morning, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers indicated that a deal for the Egyptian is not dead yet.
Rodgers stated: “I’m not sure whether that deal is definitely done yet or not.
“The young guy is a good player. We have tracked him for a number of months, the club has been watching him and I have been watching him.
“It is one where the agent of the player and the clubs were talking but if the deal can’t be done, the deal can’t be done.
“I know the club has been working very hard to get players in. I’ll leave that to them and see how they get on.”
Although Rodgers indicated that the club has been tracking Salah for a long time, he hinted that the he won’t lose any sleep if they miss out on Salah and that they have a list of targets in place in case Salah signs for the London based club.
“He’s a boy that is a talent. He is 21 years of age and people saw his qualities in the games against Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in Europe, but you need to have that list because if it doesn’t work out then you are hoping there are one or two others.”
The Reds boss said that the club will not rush into the market, saying: “It is a very difficult market. It is hard to bring in players that can improve the team, especially in this window. I’d rather wait and look at our young players than bring in one or two squad players,” Rodgers concluded.