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Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has dismissed suggestions that either Raheem Sterling or Suso could leave the club on loan this season.
The pair were promoted from youth level to the Liverpool first team upon Rodgers' arrival at Anfield and have each racked up a significant amount of appearances during 2012-13.
Both Sterling and Suso have featured for the U21s in recent weeks but the manager insists neither have been made available to other clubs on a temporary basis.
"It's very simple, neither of them are available for loan," Rodgers told reporters at a Melwood press conference on Thursday.
"I'm not sure where the stories have come from, to be honest. They're both young players that have played a lot this year - they have been very much a part of our group.
"Raheem has been outstanding this year, he's only young and we need to nurture and protect him.
"We've got a very small squad and those two boys are an integral part of the group. That [loan deals] won't happen."
The Northern Irishman was also questioned about his early plans for the summer transfer window.
"If we were close, I wouldn't tell you anything!" he responded. "It's ongoing work, no different to most clubs.
"The people in our recruitment team behind the scenes are doing an excellent job in gathering information and watching the types of players that fit the profile we're after. That will be ongoing."
Author: @shawct at Melwood Tagged:
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