Dalglish determined to keep Torres
Published 31/01/2011 | 11:06
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists the club's position over Fernando Torres remains unchanged and they do not want to sell the striker.
Reports over the weekend suggested the Reds were willing to accept a £50m offer but Dalglish today said their position was unchanged.
The club rejected a transfer request from the Spain international on Friday night, reminding the player of his commitment to a long-term contract, having turned down a £35m bid from Chelsea the previous day.
And despite a £22.9m deal for Ajax forward Luis Suarez being struck on Friday, with the Uruguay international expected to complete the paperwork formalities on the transfer later today, Dalglish insists it is not a case of one in and one out.
"We've not brought anyone in as a replacement for anyone else," said the Scot.
The club have not given up hope of persuading Torres to stay, although Dalglish tellingly reiterated his belief that his concern was players who were committed to the club.
"Movement is part and parcel of football but the most important people at Liverpool Football Club are the ones who want to be here," he added.
Torres, who trained yesterday after the squad were given a couple of days off, was at the club's Melwood training ground this morning.