Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refused to comment on speculation linking Mauricio Pochettino with the Manchester United job and instead insisted: "I didn't think about them for a second".
Reports suggest Pochettino has entered talks with United over their vacant managerial position, which became available when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday.
Solskjaer paid the price for a miserable run of five defeats in seven league matches, the latest of which saw them trounced 4-1 away at Watford on Saturday.
Now Pochettino, who is currently in charge of Paris St-Germain, appears the frontrunner to replace the Norwegian at Old Trafford.
At his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool's Champions League clash with Porto on Wednesday, Klopp was asked what Pochettino should expect if he takes the reins of a 'Big Six' club like he did at Anfield in 2015.
But the German said: "Sorry, I'm really not prepared for that question.
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"I didn't think about Man United for a second and I didn't think about the impact a manager has or should have since six years [ago], when I had to think about these kind of things.
"Sorry, it was a long question, but I don't have an answer for that."
According to Manchester Evening News, PSG are demanding £10million in compensation from United for Pochettino.
After forking out £7.75million to relieve Solskjaer of his duties, that means Old Trafford chiefs will be set to pay £18million for their mid-season managerial change.
In a statement confirming Solskjaer's departure on Sunday, the club revealed that Michael Carrick is taking temporary charge of first-team affairs while they "look to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season".
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Yet, Pochettino's potential availability would seemingly scupper any plans to bring in an interim manager for the remainder of the current campaign.
The Argentine is closing in on a return to English football two year after he was sacked by Tottenham, whom he guided to their first ever Champions League final just five months prior.
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