Kenny Dalglish has reacted angrily to suggestions Luis Suarez is a summer transfer target for cash-rich Paris Saint Germain.
Suarez, 25, moved to Anfield in January 2011 for a fee of £22.8m but has been repeatedly linked with a move abroad in the wake of his eight-game ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
The Liverpool forward has consistently impressed for the side since arriving from Ajax but his wastefulness in front of goal, he has scored just six goals in 21 appearances this season, has attracted criticism from some quarters.
And PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi has stoked reports of a summer move for Suarez after he was quoted in the Daily Mail as saying: "It is true we want [Liverpool's] Luis Suarez and [Real Madrid's] Gonzalo Higuain."
But Liverpool boss Dalglish has slammed reports that he could sell his star striker in the summer and advised those reporting the story to remember how the media operates.
"It comes as a surprise to myself, that yourselves [journalists] don't know how the media work," Dalglish is quoted on ESPN Soccernet.
"It was a journalist that mentioned the list of names and it was the chairman that said 'oh they are interesting'. It was a list of names and Suarez's name was mentioned, but I don't know if it was Luis Suarez. I don't know what Suarez it is.
"Also if the guy who sends the story in, if it is not repeated anywhere else and it has no soul and is not attractive to a newspaper, they don't get any money.
"So I think it will be interesting to yourselves to disclose to the general public where the story comes from, how they get there, instead of asking us questions every time somebody's name appears in a paper."