Liverpool will put their move for Manchester City midfielder James Milner on hold until the summer, according to various reports today.
The Reds have been linked with a move for the England international, who is out of contract at the Etihad in the summer.
He has seen his first team opportunties limited over the past couple of years, and is therefore unlikely to sign a new deal.
Brendan Rodgers has identified Milner as an experienced midfielder to bring in to cover the departing Steven Gerrard.
The 34-year-old will end his 16 year Liverpool career in May to join LA Galaxy.
Milner has been free to talk to foreign clubs this month with the view to a pre-contract agreement, but the versatile midfielder is keen to remain in the Premier League, with the Reds firm favourites to secure his services.