Jurgen Klopp has claimed signing a No. 9 is not in his thinking after ruling out any chance of Liverpool signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal are chasing the Gabon international and are believed to have lodged two offers for the striker, who looks destined to leave Borussia Dortmund in the next few days.
Liverpool have also been linked with the 28-year-old, but Klopp says the Reds are not looking for a striker, despite suggestions that a signing a No. 9 may be the best way to spend the money received for Philippe Coutinho.
“Auba is really a good guy. Of course, reading the newspapers, you ask yourself if all these things must happen,” Klopp told DAZN.
“But in fact things are mostly not that controversial as they are presented. In the end everybody will be happy.
“In the first half of the season he also scored often although last summer he wanted to go to China allegedly.
“He is a great player but he does not play in a position for which we urgently need new players.”