Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has played down rumours of a row with Rafa Benitez and has dismissed talk that he could leave Anfield.
Speculation on Merseyside hinted at a bust-up between Gerrard and Benitez during half-time of Liverpool’s FA Cup defeat to Reading last week.
Benitez laughed off the reports on Tuesday and Gerrard has insisted that there was no disagreement and that he has no plans to leave Liverpool.
“I’ve heard about a dozen versions of the same rumour and they’re all as daft as each other,” said Gerrard.
“I’d love to know who comes up with this kind of stuff because they must have an unbelievable imagination.
“Nothing happened, that’s an absolute fact. But if anyone thinks this nonsense unsettles either me or the club then they’re mistaken, if anything it’s brought everyone even closer together because we’ve all had a good laugh about it.
“In the time since he’s been here I’ve never had a problem with the manager or his staff, and certainly not at half-time in the Reading game when I was actually receiving treatment for the injury I’d picked up during the first half.
“The important thing for me now is trying to get myself fit as soon as possible so I can get back to working with the manager and the team to try and improve our situation.”
Gerrard, who will miss Wednesday’s clash with Tottenham through injury, insists he has no intention of leaving Liverpool.
“All the stories about me leaving are unfounded. The fans can be assured that I am doing all I can to get back to top form and help Liverpool finish the season on a high.”