Lille have dismissed the possibility of Divock Origi returning to Liverpool earlier than planned, insisting the forward will remain in France until June 2015.
The Ligue 1 club agreed to sell the Belgian international to the Reds for a fee of £10m during the summer transfer window on the condition he would return to the Stade Louis II for the 2014/15 season.
Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert have both endured slow starts to their Anfield careers in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, who has been sidelined through injury since early September.
In efforts to rectify his side' shortcomings in front of goal, reports have suggested Brendan Rodgers will attempt to bring Origi to Merseyside earlier than planned.
However, Lille director Jean-Michel Vandamme has insisted that is not an option, telling reporters: "It is impossible. He will stay here until June."
After finishing last season with 100 goals to their name, Liverpool have struggled in front of goal without the presence of Luis Suarez. Sturridge's problems with injury have exacerbated the situation and in the England international's absence the club have only scored six goals in their last six league and Champions League games.
Summer signing Mario Balotelli has only registered one goal this term, with Rodgers' other current options of Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert yet to get off the mark.
Origi, who has struck four goals for Lille so far this season, revealed earlier in the summer Rodgers was keen to see him move to Merseyside immediately after a deal was concluded, only for Lille to stand firm on their demand.
"The Liverpool manager regularly sends me a text message. They follow me and scouts attend all my games," Origi recently said.
"Rodgers wanted to add me to his squad immediately, but Lille wanted me to stay for one more season. I had no choice. It's not that I don't want to go to Liverpool, I have ambitions.
"But it's an advantage I'm at Lille for a season where I can continue to develop and play a lot. That's the positive side of the story."