Borussia Dortmund have contacted Liverpool about a move for Belgian forward Divock Origi, but have yet to submit a formal offer, as the Reds continue to hold out for £27m for the player.
Origi is thought to be leaving Anfield this summer and there has been plenty of interest in the Belgian, but a move is yet to materialise due to Liverpool's steely resolve over their asking price.
The Reds boss told the Echo: "That will not happen. We are not in a financial need situation where we have to do that."
The Echo also reports that Wolves had a move for Origi fall through after the clubs had agreed an initial £22m fee, but the player wasn't keen on the move to last season's Championship winners.
That opened the door for Dortmund and Klopp's former club now see him as the replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that the club are yet to sign after his January move to Arsenal, and they will continue to pursue his signature ahead of the close of the European transfer window at the end of the month.
Michy Batshuayi plugged the gap when he joined from Chelsea for the second half of last season but he has since been loaned out to Valencia, leaving Dortmund once again short of first team strikers ahead of the Bundesliga kicking off next week.
Alexander Isak and Maximilian Philipp are options for the German side but they are reportedly keen to add one more recognised striker to their ranks, and Origi is the man they have their sights fixed on.