Report: Liverpool won't look to replace Sterling with Madrid's Denis Cheryshev

The Reds apparently have no interest in the Real Madrid winger despite reports saying otherwise.

Liverpool have no interest in replacing Raheem Sterling with Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds have agreed to sell the England youngster to their Premier League rivals for a big money fee, after months of speculation about his future at Anfield.

That would see them losing one of their first team stars and has led to the Reds being linked with a move for Madrid winger Cheryshev who had impressed while on loan with Villarreal last season and looks set to leave the Bernabeu.

In fact, Liverpool have been linked with a move for the winger for some time, and Sterling’s move was expected to push forward a deal. However, the Liverpool Echo believes that Brendan Rodgers’ side are unlikely to invest their money in him.

A new striker remains priority

Instead, it seems strengthening their striking options remains the focus of their attentions, with Danny Ings unlikely to be the only striker arriving at Anfield this summer.

There’s no denying that’s an area of the team that needs developing as well, with both Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini both failing to impress last season while Ricky Lambert was never a long-term solution.

There are also questions over Daniel Sturridge’s long-term fitness, all of which shows why it is not surprising Rodgers would focus on using some, if not all of the, funds from Sterling’s sale on a new striker instead of a direct replacement.

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