Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks has dismissed claims they could sell Fernando Torres to Chelsea for a world record £50 million.

Reports have suggested Liverpool could be willing to cash in on Torres, but a spokesman for Hicks has rubbished the rumours.

"It is simply beyond comprehension. There is no circumstance in which Torres will be sold," Hicks' spokesman told The Mirror.

"Why would the owners invest so much money in supporting the manager, to then undermine that support? It is ludicrous."