Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has dismissed reports that he has been approached to replace Roy Hodgson as Liverpool manager.
Hodgson’s position at Anfield has come under scrutiny after a disappointing first half of the season.
A last-gasp 2-1 victory at home to Bolton Wanderers on New Year’s Day may have bought him some time, but it has not stopped the persistent speculation about his future.
Klopp has been mooted as a potential replacement for Hodgson, but he insists he will not leave Dortmund after leading the club to the top of the Bundesliga.
“There has been no approach and there’s no point talking about it,” Klopp said at a training camp in Spain.
Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke also ruled out the possibility that Klopp would leave the title favourites to take charge at Liverpool.
Watzke said: “There’s been no official approach because it would be a waste of time.
“Everybody knows there’s no chance we’d let him go. We can but laugh [about this story].
“Jurgen is a friend of mine and he has a contract until 2014. He would never break it.”