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Dalglish in the dark as Liverpool’s owner flies in

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has insisted he has not discussed potential transfer targets for the current window and does not even know whether the subject is up for discussion with owner John Henry, who is in town for this weekend's Merseyside derby.

The Reds have been linked with a host of players over the last few weeks, but speculation increased when it became known Henry would make his first visit for two months.

However, Dalglish, who has been in charge for less than a week after flying in from a holiday in the Persian Gulf to replace Roy Hodgson last Saturday, has been focusing on his current players as he readies himself for a third match in a week at home to Everton tomorrow and although he has a meeting scheduled with Henry, he said he has no idea what would crop up.

“We will be having a conversation, but I don't know what will be on the agenda,” said Dalglish.

“We have not had a conversation about transfers so there is no way I am going to pre-judge anything that is going to happen because if no players come in, you'll say I'm getting my P45, so I can't win. I am delighted with the players we have and there is no movement one way or the other about players.”

Dalglish batted away questions about players the club were being linked with, joking: “I don't know who has written what because I haven't had time to look at papers — but it must be true.

“We will take it as it comes and as soon as we have anything to report to anyone we won't be trying to withhold news, which we think is beneficial to everyone.”

There are no immediate deals in the offing as director of football strategy Damien Comolli took the day off yesterday.

“There has been plenty of speculation, but we are not contributing to that — we have nothing to report,” said Dalglish.

“I don't need to agree with the speculation or respond to it.”

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