Addressing the rumours the former Anfield boss said,”At Celtic, you know how it is. We know how it is. If we get a really talented player there’s probably a cycle of a couple of years with them.”

“You look at (Victor) Wanyama, Virgil van Dijk, Ki (Sung-yueng) – they come up here and it’s a great platform for them to demonstrate their qualities but then the likelihood is they get a better offer, financially, and they move down south.With Moussa, I think that was always going to be the case.”