Jurgen Klopp insists Quincy Promes is a ‘very good player’ but refused to be drawn into Liverpool’s reported interest in the Spartak Moscow star.
The Reds face Russian Premier League outfit Spartak in the Champions League on Tuesday night and Promes is a double for the clash.
His absence would be a boost for Liverpool after his superb start to the new season in which he has scored six goals in all competitions.
Liverpool have even been linked with a move for the 25-year-old over the past year but Klopp was quick to play down any interest in the player.
He is a good player, a very good player,’ Klopp said. ‘But there’s nothing else to say. He’s good friends with our Dutch players. We have a lot of good players already.
‘He didn’t play the last game but he is very good in one on one situations but he isn’t the only good player in the Spartak team.’
On whether Promes would feature for Spartak in Tuesday’s Champions League group match, the club’s manager Massimo Carrera said: ‘It’s still uncertain if Quincy will play.
‘I’ll have to discuss it with our doctors tonight. I can only say that Pedro Rocha has more chance to feature.’
Liverpool have endured a mixed start to the season, conceding more Premier League goals than any other team in the top-half of the table.
And Klopp admitted his side need to improve, adding: ‘We need to work better together. It is a team thing.
‘I talk about the team performance when we defend – we must do that better.’