Transfer news: Yevhen Konoplyanka isn't dwelling on January transfer talk
Dnipro's Yevhen Konoplyanka claims to be fully focused on the present, with January transfer talk a thing of the past.
Last Updated: 19/02/14 6:11pm
The Ukraine international was strongly linked with a move to Liverpool during the winter window, but lengthy negotiations came to nothing.
It is expected that the Reds will return to the table in the summer, but for now the 24-year-old remains in his homeland.
He has no complaints about that and insists he remains committed to the Dnipro cause, with a Europa League clash with another Premier League outfit said to have expressed an interest in his services, Tottenham Hotspur, dominating his thoughts.
Konoplyanka said: "Everything that happened is in the past.
"There is a good saying 'everything is for the best' - all we have to do is concentrate on the game for tomorrow, that is all.
"It doesn't influence my game tomorrow and if the coach finds it possible to put me in the team I will do all I can - all I have to think about is that game.
"It is a good chance for any player to play against a team like that. It is a better motivation for us to play tomorrow and do our best."
Dnipro coach Juande Ramos, who faces Spurs on Thursday six years after being sacked as their head coach, claims that the distractions of January have had no impact on Konoplyanka.
The Spaniard said: "It is a normal situation when the market is open and there are rumours about the possible transfers.
"Some take place, some do not, they don't have the right to decide to move or not.
"He had a very successful training camp in Spain and he trains a lot, follows all of the directions, tries his best and I'm sure he will do his best in this competition and in this round and will help us succeed in this round.
"The fact is that players don't concentrate on their individual personalities, they have to bear in mind the success of the whole team and he will do his best to help his team succeed."