Blackpool have turned down a transfer request from captain Charlie Adam.
Adam made the request earlier on Monday, but the club have swiftly turning it down.
The Scottish international is keen to secure a move away from Bloomfield Road with Liverpool one of the clubs reported to be interested in signing him.
“If I was the Liverpool manager I would want to buy him because they have never replaced Xabi Alonso,” said Holloway.
“But you have to come up with the right amount of money. I don’t want to stand in his way, but they have to put up or shut up.”
Holloway revealed chairman Karl Oyston had taken a call from the Liverpool director of football strategy, Damian Comolli, last night, which merely left the picture even more confused.
“He ummed and aahed and apparently did not make much sense,” said Holloway, who confirmed Adam would be playing against Manchester United on Tuesday.
“If I tried to stop that boy playing against Manchester United he would probably kill me,” he said.
“Charlie loves this club and just because he puts a transfer request in doesn’t change that.”