Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has warned Manchester United that goalkeeper Jose Reina is not for sale.
The Spain international was linked with the Reds' arch-rivals earlier this week and Arsenal have been mentioned as potential suitors in the past.
Speculation over the future of Reina - and other star players - has arisen because of the recent instability at Anfield and the poor start made by the club to the Barclays Premier League season.
But the 28-year-old only signed a six-year contract in April and Hodgson has no intention of letting one of his most prized assets leave.
Hodgson told the Liverpool Echo: "It was just one of those stories that seems to occur - it's just disappointing and annoying. Pepe is fantastic here, he is a lifeblood of this team. Everything he does around the club is excellent - he is always lively in the dressing room, he is always first class in training and he always wants to do more to improve.
"He demands better from those around him, he is always pushing people on. He is a player who we hold in the highest esteem. We have heard nothing from Manchester United and, more to the point, we don't want to hear anything from Manchester United. If (Sir Alex) Ferguson is looking around at the end of the season and he has got lots of money to replace (Edwin) van der Sar, he might very well want Pepe Reina because he is the best around."