Liverpool's hopes of striking a deal for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie and recalling Divock Origi from a loan spell at Lille in the January transfer window have been handed a major blow amid Brendan Rodgers' plan to limit signings in the new year.
Bolasie has been linked with a move to Anfield after setting up two of Palace's three goals that beat the Reds on Sunday 23 November while reports continue to link Origi with an early return to the Premier League from a season-long spell.
However, any hopes Liverpool had of making the deals a reality appear to have vanished, with Neil Warnock claiming Bolasie is not for sale in the upcoming January window.
"He won't be going anywhere in January. No chance," Warnock said. "He's a great lad. Top clubs won't know what he can do and what he can't do. How can they come in for him?
"I think he's made to measure for Palace. That type of club, the stage, the fans. It's can he keep the consistency now? We've got three games in a week.
"We need him to perform as he did against Liverpool in those games."
Meanwhile, Origi appears increasingly likely to spend the remainder of the campaign at Lille despite Liverpool's problems in attack, which has seen Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini score just one league goal between them.
"There's no worries as far as Divock Origi is concerned," Lille boss Rene Girard said ahead of the Europa League group match with Kuban Krasnodar. "He's with us and he will be until the end of the season, as planned."
Though Liverpool continue to be linked with players ahead of the January window, manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no plans to cure the club's recent problems with a foray into the market.
The club made ten new signings in the summer but despite the 2-2 draw with Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets Razgrad in the Champions League seeing the Merseysiders' winless run extend to five games, Rodgers has no intention of making a knee-jerk reaction in January.
"It [buying new players] is not something I am looking at," he said. "After the weekend, the focus was not to dwell on that. We have to learn from that and try and get a result here [Ludogorets].