Newcastle’s hopes of signing Divock Origi on loan from Liverpool are set to be dashed by Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds have no intention of allowing the forward to leave during the January transfer window, according to the Northern Echo.
The Belgian has not made a single Premier League start this season, with his two substitute league appearances totalling just 16 minutes.
Liverpool forward Divock Origi has not made a single Premier League start this season
The Magpies hoped the 26-year-old would be tempted by the chance to kickstart his career with a six-month loan spell on Tyneside.
But Klopp is set to shut down any possibility of him moving to St James’ Park.
Origi currently finds himself behind Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Takumi Minamino in the attacking pecking order at Anfield.
The Reds have no intention of allowing the forward to leave during January transfer window
But Salah and Mane are due to head to Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations at the end of December, representing Egypt and Senegal respectively.
The tournament starts on January 9 and runs to February 6 and Origi is likely to feature while Salah and Mane are unavailable.
Eddie Howe is likely to want to bolster his defensive options when the transfer window reopens.