Sunday, 23 July 2017


Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed to Barcelona they are squandering their time attempting to sign Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho – regardless of the offer.

Klopp has effectively dismisses a $93 million offer for Coutinho, who scored a great champ in Liverpool's 2-1 Premier League Asia Trophy triumph over Leicester City in Hong Kong on Saturday.

Barca are set to test Liverpool's resolve with an enhanced offer yet Klopp has advised the Catalan goliaths not to trouble.

"In the event that I say he is not for offering, he is not for offering," the German revealed to British media.

"There is nothing else to state. It's a club choice, it's my choice. That is the manner by which it is."

Liverpool sold Luis Suarez to Barca and Raheem Sterling to Manchester City as of late however Klopp swarmed when inquired as to whether he had gotten affirmations from the board that Coutinho would not be next.

"I can state 20 times, he is not available to be purchased," said Klopp, who has been baffled so far in his endeavors to sign Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita and Southampton protector Virgil van Dijk amid the exchange window.

"On the off chance that you pose the other inquiry the other way and I say, 'there has been no affirmation', you make the story the other way.

"With Suarez I was far away," included the previous Borussia Dortmund mentor, who joined Liverpool in 2015.

"At the point when the club sold Sterling I was perhaps the last to think about it. Those circumstances have nothing to do with this one.

"We are moving toward a vital minute and we need to show signs of improvement. For this we need to keep our key players," said Klopp, demanding his assertion was last.

"There is no story for me," he included. "Whatever occurs from their side, I say he is not available to be purchased. You can state whatever you need. The appropriate response is 'not available to be purchased'."

Klopp affirmed he had addressed Coutinho in private at the group's inn in Hong Kong before Saturday's amusement however declined to uncover information disclosed.

The German did, in any case, clarify the purpose behind his first-half rage at ref Bobby Madley following some overwhelming difficulties on Coutinho.

"I was not very cheerful around two choices around Phil," said Klopp. "He (Madley) let me know whether I carry on like I acted today (in the Premier League) at that point I would need to go in the stands.

"I stated: 'In the event that I act like today then I go in the stand, no issue. Be that as it may, you need to change how you shriek'. For me, it was an unmistakable foul, it's risky

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