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Sunday 28 December 2014

Reds set to miss out on Salah

Liverpool look to have missed out on Basle winger Mohamed Salah
Liverpool look to have missed out on Basle winger Mohamed Salah

Liverpool's pursuit of Basle winger Mohamed Salah appears to be over.

Press Association Sport understands the Reds are resigned to losing out on the Egypt international, who was Brendan Rodgers' primary January target but could instead head to Chelsea.

It now seems unlikely Rodgers will attempt to bring in anyone else before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

"Nothing as yet," was Rodgers' response to questions about transfers.

"There have been targets we have looked at but there is nothing at the moment."

Rodgers also revealed full-back Glen Johnson would be out for "an indefinite amount of time" after a series of injuries that have taken their toll on the England international.

"Glen has played a lot of the season and has had a number of injuries and he has struggled and it has not allowed him to be 100 per cent," Rodgers said.

"It is an indefinite timeline he will be out."

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