Brendan Rodgers has ruled out the possibility of bringing summer signing Divock Origi to the club in January.
The Reds completed the signing of the highly-rated teenage striker in the summer for £10million, on the condition he would spend the 2014-15 campaign on loan at Lille.
But reports have suggested the Reds could bring Origi to Anfield six months early for a £5million fee following the latest injury to Daniel Sturridge.
But Rodgers has ruled out that possibility ahead of the Reds clash with Crystal Palace.
“There’s obviously been a lot of speculation about him coming back, but I never felt that was the case,” Rodgers said.
“He’s a young player we have identified as a talent. The deal was in place quite clearly and simply in the summer that he will stay at Lille in the season and we would get him for next season.
“And as far as I am concerned at this point in time that’s still the case.
“There was no discussion about it- it was one where he had to stay at Lille. The young player that we signed last summer was always on that understanding.
“Obviously I’ve seen reports about him coming back early, but that was never ever the case.
“We signed the player, and that was one of the main reasons we signed him. He would have to stay at Lille for this season.
“What chance is there of bringing Origi in January? Well I don’t think there is any.”