Christian Atsu in action for FC Porto

Christian Atsu in action for FC Porto

English giants Liverpool have opted not to push through a deal for Ghana winger Christian Atsu, the Liverpool Echo has reported.

The 21-year-old was on the club?s list of potential summer targets but after initial talks with his club FC Porto have opted not to push through a deal.

Liverpool are against spending in excess of ?3million on a wide player who is out of contract next summer.

Manager Brendan Rodgers intends to put his faith in the young talent he already has at his disposal.

Raheem Sterling is now fully fit after recovering from the thigh injury which ended his season back in March.

The 18-year-old worked tirelessly with his rehabilitation over the summer and has impressed staff following his return to Melwood.

Sterling has been linked with a loan spell with a host of clubs keen to secure his services on a temporary basis.

However, Liverpool have no intention of allowing Sterling to leave with Rodgers expecting him to have a big role to play at Anfield in 2013/14.

Fellow teenager Jordon Ibe is another highly-rated winger the manager is ready to call upon this season.

The 17-year-old, who was signed from Wycombe Wanderers in 2011, shone on his debut against Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the last campaign ? providing the assist for Philippe Coutinho?s winner.

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