Liverpool have decided against making an effort to sign Ryan Bertrand from Chelsea, reports.

The Reds were stunned by the 23-year-old's wage demands, thought to be at around £60,000 a week.

Bertrand currently earns £35,000 a week at Chelsea, the club where he once worked with current Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers was reportedly fond of the versatility of the Chelsea youngster, as the left-back can also play in midfield positions.

Bertrand lined up 38 times for Chelsea last season, and is perfectly happy to stay there.

Liverpool will now investigate other options to strengthen their left flank in preparation for the new season.

They have already been active on the transfer market, with the signings of Kolo Toure, Simon Mignolet, Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto already completed.

Bertrand joined Chelsea from Gillingham as a 15-year-old in 2005 for a fee of £125,000.

The full-back made history when he became the first player to make a European debut in a Champions League final on the 19 May 2012 in Chelsea's victory over Bayern.


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