Dalglish determined to keep Torres

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists the club's position over Fernando Torres remains unchanged and they do not want to sell the striker.

Reports over the weekend suggested the Reds were willing to accept a £50million offer but Dalglish today said their position was unchanged.

The club rejected a transfer request from the Spain international on Friday night, reminding the player of his commitment to a long-term contract, having turned down a £35million bid from Chelsea the previous day.

And despite a £22.9million deal for Ajax forward Luis Suarez being struck on Friday, with the Uruguay international expected to complete the paperwork formalities on the transfer later today, Dalglish insists it is not a case of one in and one out.

"We've not brought anyone in as a replacement for anyone else," said the Scot.

The club have not given up hope of persuading Torres to stay, although Dalglish tellingly reiterated his belief that his concern was players who were committed to the club.

"Movement is part and parcel of football but the most important people at Liverpool Football Club are the ones who want to be here," he added.

Torres, who trained yesterday after the squad were given a couple of days off, was at the club's Melwood training ground this morning.

Out-of-favour Liverpool defender Paul Konchesky has joined Nottingham Forest on loan just five months after arriving at Anfield, Dalglish confirmed.

The 30-year-old was signed on transfer deadline day in August by Roy Hodgson but struggled to win over fans and has been unable to shake off his association with the former Reds boss and the club's poor start to the season.

Konchesky has featured just once - as an unused substitute - in Dalglish's squad for the five matches he has been in charge with right-back Glen Johnson preferred on the left.

Konchesky's will stay with Forest until the end of the season.

"It's an emergency loan and will also allow the lad to get some games in and that will be to everybody's benefit - to Paul and ourselves," added Dalglish.

Reserve team defender Daniel Ayala has also joined Derby on loan until the end of the season, having spent the first part of the season on loan at fellow npower Championship club Hull.

"It will be fantastic for him - a great experience and he will get him some games as well after his recent injury," added the Reds boss.