The Daily Mirror reports that Liverpool are still in the hunt for AS Roma attacker Mohamed Salah but may have to pay his club’s £42m asking price to finalise the transfer move.
The 24-year-old winger had a superb season in Serie A last term, scoring 19 goals for the Roma and terrorising defences with his electrifying pace.
Despite failing to make the grade during a stint at Stamford Bridge, the Egypt international looks ideal for Liverpool’s needs at the moment and looks well worth that kind of fee if the Merseyside giants do decide to pay up.
According to the same sources, Jurgen Klopp is determined not to give up on signing the explosive star, with the German manager seeing him as the ideal player to complete his attacking options at the moment.
The Reds have struggled badly when they lost Sadio Mane for a month during the winter due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal national team.
A similarly quick and direct attacker, Mohamed Salah could make Jurgen Klopp’s side less reliant on their top scorer of last term, and boost the club’s chances of mounting a more serious title challenge next year.