Villa rejects Liverpool links
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Liverpool have been linked with an audacious move for Barcelona's David Villa but the Spain striker insists he will not leave Camp Nou.
There have been reports that the Spanish international has fallen out with Barca talisman Lionel Messi and could be sold by the Catalan outfit.
However, Villa has moved to play down the rumours and is confident he still has a place in the Barcelona team.
"I feel important, and even more so when the manager (Pep Guardiola) speaks well of me," Villa was quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.
"I've always had the affection of team-mates and especially the public. I noticed it since the day I arrived, so it's not vital that I score.
"I don't give any importance to what is said outside the club. I don't have to be worried about all of this - it's all the same to me. I work so that the manager, my colleagues, the fans and my family are happy, and that's the case."