Stoke manager Mark Hughes insists that Bojan Krkic will not be going to Liverpool, despite reports claiming the forward could be set for a move to Anfield.

After moving to and from Barcelona throughout his career the 24 year old was signed by Stoke in the 2014 summer. He has impressed in the Premier League and the side are currently in the top half of the table eyeing a positive finish for the 2014-15 season.

His Barcelona training certainly puts him in high esteem with Brendan Rodgers who constantly searches for players with good possession and attacking abilities. But Hughes has insisted that there will be no exit for the Spaniard right now.

"Don't bother," he said, according to Talksport, when asked about clubs making their interest in Bojan known. "He's done exceptionally well. We knew it would take a little bit of time for him to get to grips with the Premier League and he's done that.

"He's playing well. He's a talented football player and I think he's proving that in the Premier League. At this stage of his career that he's had disappointments such as being sent out on loan by Barcelona, the disappointments he had in terms of his game time and maybe how he was treated in certain situations.

"So he's come here and really embraced what we're doing and I think he's enjoying the environment that we can give him."

With reports swelling that Liverpool are interested in the young star Hughes insisted he's happy at Britannia Stadium and any claims are completely fabricated.

He explained: "I think he's very happy. We have no intention of encouraging any interest in him. He's a big part of what we want to do, moving forward, so it's a non-story."

Liverpool are believed to be on the lookout for forwards as they continue to find a new way without Luis Suarez. Summer signing Mario Balotelli failed to impress this season and Rodgers has made it clear the striker currently isn't up to the standard of the Reds' first team.