Liverpool, Mohamed Salah

Last night it was being reported that Liverpool target Mohamed Salah has signed for Chelsea for £11 million however this morning on TalkSports breakfast show with Alan Brazil the Liverpool manager appeared to suggest that Liverpool was very much still in the running to sign the 21-year-old Egyptian.

The Liverpool manager said: “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 to watch 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.”

Rodgers insists that he will not be disappointed should Salah join Chelsea as he has always had a plan B.

“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 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,” he said.

Rodgers went on to say that he would not panic buy adding: “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.”