Liverpool have revealed Barcelona attempted to sign their recently acquired striker Djibril Cisse on loan.

The striker moved to Liverpool during the summer in a £14m deal from Auxerre.

“There have been strong indications from Barcelona to take Cisse on loan,” confirmed chief executive Rick Parry.

However, Parry dismissed the suggestion outright.

“The idea of us allowing a player we have spent that much money on to leave on loan before he has played a competitive match is just incredible.”