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Liverpool end pursuit of Porto's Christian Atsu?

Liverpool will put faith in young stars after cooling their interest in Porto's Christian Atsu, according to a report.

Liverpool have ended their pursuit of Porto winger Christian Atsu and will put faith in youngsters instead, according to a report.

The Ghanaian international had been heavily linked with a move to Anfield, but the Liverpool Echo claims that manager Brendan Rodgers will now turn to the current crop of promising youngsters – Raheem Sterling and Jordon Ibe.

Sterling, 18, impressed in the early part of last season, but has been out of action since March due to a thigh injury.

Despite interest from clubs looking to take the England international on loan, it is understood that Rodgers is keen for Sterling to play a key role in this season.

Ibe is also expected to play a larger role in the coming campaign having made his senior debut against Queens Park Rangers in May.

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Porto's Christian Atsu celebrates scoring the opener during the match against Beira-Mar on February 15, 2013
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