Jurgen Klopp has suggested Liverpool will be priced out of any move for Kylian Mbappe this summer.
The Frenchman is nearing the end of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain and is close to revealing his future.
Real Madrid have been constantly linked and Mbappe has admitted that is a move that would appeal to him.
Liverpool look unlikely to be getting involved, though, with Klopp hinting any deal will be too rich for them.
Asked about whether Liverpool would be interested in signing the 23 year old, Klopp said: "Of course we are interested in Kylian Mbappe, we are not blind!
"If you don't like him you have to question yourself but we cannot be part of these speculations."
Before attention can turn to the summer, Liverpool must focus on their remaining fixtures.
They won the FA Cup last week to secure their second trophy of the campaign, and that could become four should the final three games go to plan.
The first of those will be at Southampton on Tuesday, and Klopp admits he is unhappy with the scheduling of it, although it is UEFA that has caused the problem.
"There are two more matchdays in this week," Klopp explained.
"We played Saturday and it was possible that we (could) play 120 minutes, and they thought the best day for us to play the next game is the Tuesday.
"You could have given us the Wednesday but I think that's not possible because of the Europa League final.
"So, Thursday maybe? It would've been slightly better. Nobody thought, 'We could give them a day more rest'.
"But, again, I can't wait to play the game, now we know where we play. I'm really excited about it and the boys who will start the game, they will go with all they have to make it happen."