The Spaniard remains in talks witht he Liverpool board over a contract extension.
Babel told Sky Sports: “I think if he signs a new contract then the rumours will finish.
“It’s best if it is done quickly and then we can concentrate on football.
“I was not busy with it and I’m sure the other players weren’t either.”
And Kuyt added: “The only thing we did was focus on the game. I don’t know what is happening with the manager.
“As far as I could see he was really focused on the game as well.
“It would be great if things were made clear, but it is something which you will have to ask the boss.”