Liverpool midfielder Maxi Rodriguez has dismissed talk of a move to Newell's Old Boys.

The Argentina international has a year remaining on his current contract and is yet to agree an extension ahead of the new campaign.

However, despite having not penned a new deal, Rodriguez has rubbished reports suggesting he will leave for his homeland.

Maxi Rodriguez
Rodriguez has one-year remaining on his contract.

"I do not know where these things come from. I have one year left on my contract at Liverpool and did not talk to anybody," he said.

Maxi will be keen to impress new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who is likely to want to assess his squad during pre-season before making decisions concerning members of the first-team.

Joe Cole will return from a loan spell at Lille in time for Rodgers to run the rule over the England international, despite a successful spell at the Ligue 1 side.

Amid a difficult season for Liverpool, Maxi's appearances were sporadic, with 10 Premier League starts being handed to the 31-year-old last term.

The former Athletico Madrid midfielder has often be a peripheral member of the first-team squad, and last summer's deluge of summer spending, with the likes of Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing joining the club, restricted his opportunities further.

He did however play an important role in the early rounds of the Carling Cup, scoring twice during Liverpool's run to the final, against Exeter City and Chelsea, but was omitted from the side to face Cardiff City in the final.

A similarly important contribution came in the FA Cup, where he made five appearances on the road to Wembley, but again missed out on an appearance in the showcase final against Chelsea.

Having been continually overlooked for the big occasion for Liverpool, Maxi could potentially be tempted to move to pastures new, with the return of Cole and Lucas Leiva's recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament injury likely to again impact on his opportunities.

With Kenny Dalglish having been sacked as Liverpool manager, Maxi might instead fancy a fresh start at Anfield, with Rodgers keen to assess his squad prior to the start of the season.