Liverpool want to send striker David Ngog out on loan this season, according to the player's agent.
Ngog has been linked with a temporary move to West Brom, but his agent, Bruno Satin, insists he wants to fight for his place at Anfield.
"It's a bit strange for us at the moment," he said in the Sun. "The boy wants to fight for his place at Liverpool. He thinks he has a good future at the club and does not want to be pushed out on loan.
"To play for another club, he would have to want to go, and he doesn't. I can't make it any clearer. He's only 21 years old and played in 37 matches for Liverpool last season, so why would they want to let him go?"
West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo has confirmed his interest in Ngog.
He told the club's official website: "Yes, he is a player we are interested in, but most clubs wait until the end of July and the beginning of August before deciding on which players they might loan out."
Fellow Liverpool striker Krisztian Nemeth, 21, is also keen to stay at the club. Lecce have apparently made a £2 million bid for Nemeth, who spent last season on loan at AEK Athens.
Agent Tibor Pataky told the Liverpool Echo: "Krisztian has a very clear opinion: he wants to stay as a Liverpool player, and his wish is to be successful as a Liverpool player, if Liverpool will give him a chance to fight.
"For now, he is back at Melwood. He is working hard and looking forward. If he feels he will get a chance to make the jump into the first team, he will do everything he can to do so but, if not, then he is happy to go for maybe half a season to another club on loan.
"There have been no discussions with Roy Hodgson yet. He has complete faith in the club. If they want him to return to AEK, then we will think about it. If they want him to go to one of the Italian clubs who are showing an interest, then we will think about it. He trusts himself of course, but he is also realistic. If Liverpool say he can fight for a first team place, then he will do so. If not, he will respect their decisions."