Jordan Rhodes: Blackburn Rovers manager dismisses striker exit talk
Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer has dismissed suggestions that striker Jordan Rhodes could leave.
The Scotland international joined from Huddersfield Town for £8m in 2012 and has scored 66 goals in 131 games.
"I don't understand why we'd want to even consider loaning one of our players to rivals," said Bowyer.
Bowyer, who used Rudy Gestede as a sole striker at Anfield, told BBC Radio Lancashire: "I think it's come out of possibly that he wasn't involved in the starting 11 on Sunday.
"If you look at our game plan and the way we went about it, we were never going to go to Anfield with two strikers."
"We've had plenty of chats, of course we have," added Bowyer. "But he's starting on Wednesday against Bolton and we're looking forward to him scoring like he did last week at Sheffield Wednesday.
"It's simple. We've got 11 league games left and a Cup quarter-final with a potential visit to Wembley.
"Why we would want to be letting any of our players go at this stage is beyond me."