Blackpool have rejected a transfer request from captain Charlie Adam.
Adam, signed from Rangers for just £500,000 in 2009, has been one of the star performers for the Seasiders in their maiden Premier League campaign and has been linked with a string of clubs during the current transfer window.
Aston Villa and Birmingham City had offers rejected before Liverpool failed with a bid, believed to be worth £4m, towards the end of last week.
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is keen to keep hold of the 25-year-old, but has admitted he would have no choice but to part with the Scotland international if the price was right.
Holloway said: “If I was the Liverpool manager I would want to buy him because they have never replaced Xabi Alonso.
“But you have to come up with the right amount of money. I don't want to stand in his way, but they have to put up or shut up.”
The Tangerines’ manager then went on to reveal chairman Karl Oyston did speak to Liverpool’s director of football strategy, Damian Comolli, on Sunday night, but claims the Frenchman “ummed and aahed and apparently did not make much sense”.
Holloway then reassured supporters: “Charlie loves this club and just because he puts a transfer request in doesn't change that.”