Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah.
Jurgen Klopp is said to be a huge admirer of the 20-year-old defender, and is very keen on bringing him in to bolster his defence as the Reds look to challenge for the Premier League title this season.
However, Tah is insistent on remaining in Germany with Leverkusen, and claims to be happy at the club.
"We have reached the last 16 in the Champions League, and if somebody wants to call it a stepping stone, I can only say: You can’t ask for much more."
With the club sat in ninth place on the Bundesliga table, they will have a real fight on their hands qualifying for Europe's top competition next season. Tah is well aware of the challenge that lies ahead, but is adamant the club will be involved in the Champions League again in the next term.
"It's clear that I want to play in the Champions League. We need to play a good Ruckrunde (second half of the season) to reach this goal.