Liverpool's managing director Christian Purslow has dismissed recent rumours suggesting that the club may be forced to sell star players Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres.
The Reds are facing a major battle to qualify for next season's Champions League, but Purslow maintains that the Anfield club are looking to add to their squad, not dismantle it.
He told the Daily Echo:"Nothing could be further from the truth than reports which suggested the club would choose to sell its star footballers, full stop.
"The idea that we would ever wish to sell our top players is completely against the interests of this club.
"In fact our key priority since the summer has been to secure our senior players on long-term improved contracts, because we remain of the view that our starting eleven compares with anybody in the Premier League.
"Our plan and what we are working on is to try and improve the team – not to be so stupid as to reduce the quality of our squad."