Blackpool manager Ian Holloway expects captain Charlie Adam to be as committed and professional as ever after the midfielder failed to secure a move from Bloomfield Road.
Adam handed in a transfer request last week after learning of Liverpool's interest, but the Reds had three bids turned down and even a cheeky offer from Tottenham failed at the last minute.
The Seasiders' boss insists he does not have an issue with the 25-year-old wanting to move to a bigger club - and has pledged to do everything to make it happen - but he did not want him to leave midway through the Seasiders' first season in the top flight for four decades.
"Charlie's been fantastic for us and he can feel however he feels, but he is still professional," Holloway said. "He has to deal with the fact he has at least another 15 games to get us at least another four wins and then wait and see what happens in the summer.
"I would love him to go to a club he wants to when the time is right. I have no doubts he will get where he wants to be eventually, but I didn't understand the timing or his impatience.
"I believe he is getting better all the time and without a shadow of a doubt in the summer it will be impossible to hang onto him. But for now everything can go back to being about the football because we've an awful lot of work to do, we've got to improve."