Jurgen Klopp Throws Doubt On Coutinho Future With Cryptic Comment
Aug 13 2017
However, Liverpool have stated repeatedly via Klopp that Coutinho is not for sale.
There are also rumors swirling regarding Coutinho's future at the club with Barcelona reported to have bid around $120 million.
Hours after Liverpool's official statement on the transfer of Philippe Coutinho, the Brazilian reportedly handed in an official transfer request which created a huge furore.
Jurgen Klopp confirmed this morning that Coutinho is set to miss Liverpool's showdown with Watford with a back injury.
Klopp comments on CoutinhoI can not say a lot about it.
"The club's definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes".
We all know Coutinho loves Liverpool.
"I don't think I ever told you anything about what I spoke to players (about)", he said.
The family member added: "There are things that have happened, there is not the same bond".
Liverpool were in scintillating form last season till Christmas, but by the end of their campaign they just about managed to make it into the top four and qualify for Champions League. "That's the way it will go, nothing else to say about it", the 50-year-old said. Other players to have asked to be put on the transfer list this summer include Leicester's Riyad Mahrez, Southampton'sVirgil Van Dijk, Arsenal'sLucas Pérez and Diego Costa in the hope of speeding up their respective moves to Roma, Liverpool, Deportivo and Atlético. I have no influence on the players who aren't available.
According to Don Balon, Barcelona aren't ready to give up the fight in their pursuit of Liverpool'sPhilippe Coutinho, as they are willing to offer midfielder Ivan Rakitic as part of their bid to prise the Brazilian away from Anfield.
"Last time it was very tough, we won 1-0 and I remember in the last minute they hit the crossbar and it was almost heartbreak for me!"
At a press conference to preview the Watford game, held before Edwards' inbox received Coutinho's email, Klopp admitted: "I can't keep players happy" but later expressed confidence his prized asset would not push for a transfer.