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The Scot criticised the Eastlands outfit for discussing business which had not been completed, and insisted the 23-year-old will not be leaving Anfield



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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has blasted Manchester City's claims that the Merseyside outfit attempted a swap deal between strikers Andy Carroll and Carlos Tevez.

Dalglish is unhappy after the Eastlands outfit revealed the potential exchange and has reiterated the club’s intentions of having no players coming in or out of Anfield before the end of the transfer window.

The Scot insists Liverpool will not validate the claims and slammed City’s decision to make the alleged deal public knowledge.

He told reporters: “We’re not going to get involved in justifying what people are saying – we don’t have to. Get City to justify it, not us.

“We’re not talking about any specific incident, but if you are going to do business in any way shape or form, no matter what life you are in, you don’t need to disclose it until it’s done.

“As [Liverpool chairman] Tom Werner said the other day, there’s no point letting the facts get in the way of a good story - when he was talking about Stewart Downing being bought from a clip off YouTube. Do us a favour.”

The 60-year-old also let it be known that the club would not be having a similarly hectic end to the January transfer window as they did last time round and insisted that Carroll is perfectly happy at the club and would not be leaving.

“Nothing is happening at all and we don’t anticipate it to either. Last year was a bit manic but there’ll be nothing this time,” he said.

“There’s no need for us to pass comment on anything that’s been speculative in any way shape or form. We’ve said what’s going to happen, and that’s nothing. It’s quiet.

“We don’t have any problems with any of the players, because they are all going nowhere,” he said in relation to Carroll.

“Andy has said he is very happy here and doesn’t regret coming. That’s the best reference you can get, but for some reason the focus always seems to be on the big fella.”



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