Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has dismissed reports emanating from Russia claimed the Slovakian was seeking a move away from Anfield after failing to settle in England. The 24 year old is currently recovering from the serious knee injury he sustained at Manchester City last month.

"These sort of stories always tend to come out during an international week," Benitez told the club's official website.

"I was talking with Martin at Melwood yesterday [Wednesday] and it was clear that he is very happy and just wants to get back playing.

"He is working very hard to get himself fit again and he is very settled at Liverpool - both in the city and at the club."