Liverpool are still some way off completing the signing of FC Basel winger Mohamed Salah, according to the Metro.

The Egyptian is supposed to be one of Brendan Rodgers top targets for the January transfer window, after a series of impressive performances in Europe.

Rumours claimed the Reds had agreed a £7million fee with the Swiss champions, however the Liverpool Echo has revealed the two clubs are still some way short of agreeing on the players valuation.

Basel are understood to be demanding closer to £12million for their star man, meaning the two clubs remain some way short of agreeing a deal.

Rodgers will hope a compromise can be met as soon as possible, with the Liverpool manager desperate to complete business early to give the Reds the best possible chance of competing for the top four.

Liverpool climbed back into the top four yesterday at the expense of local rivals Everton, after seeing off Hull City 2-0 at Anfield.

Luis Suarez scored his 20th Premier League goal of the season, although Rodgers was keen to stress afterwards that his side is anything but a one man team.

He said: “Today was very much about the team. Luis will, of course, always get the plaudits because he’s a world-class player.

“Nine out of 10 players would not have played today. He had a real bad knock on the top of his foot from the Chelsea game. I know, having managed and worked with players, that most players wouldn’t have played with what he had today.

“He had strapping on it and he put himself out there for the team yet again. That’s why he gets the goals that he does, because he’s so determined.

“But it was very much a team effort today. It was a great header from Daniel Agger from the corner and that set us off.”

 

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