Liverpool to reject bids for Coutinho amid Barca interest


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp does not think that Philippe Coutinho will be sold to Barcelona in this summer's transfer window.

Jürgen Klopp has revealed what he said to Mo Salah to help him improve on his full Liverpool debut while admitting his side's set piece defending needs work.

Having declared that the club's want-away Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho is not for sale, Klopp may need to strengthen his back four who looked completely at sea nearly every time the home side came forward. I didn't get it (the transfer request) but I can say something that's more important. The timing of the transfer request is what vexed Liverpool and it will be interesting to see whether they decide to keep an unhappy player or end up selling him for the right money.

'I am responsible for all of players, not just one, two or three.

'The only thing is I work with the players I have'. I have no influence on the players who aren't available. "I had to prepare for a match (watch from 6:00 below)".

Barcelona has been heavily linked with a move for the 25-year-old and are claimed to have had an offer totalling more than €100 million ($149 million) rejected by the Premier League club.

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"We knew that before, of course, but after this game, we have a lot of things to do". Although the frustrated visitors wanted the weird goal chalked off for offside. "That's how life is", Klopp said at a news conference on Friday, a day before Liverpool begins the Premier League season with a game at Watford.

However, the Brazilian himself has handed in the transfer request, with Barcelona reportedly keen on replacing the departed Neymar with Coutinho. I don't make the decision.

Klopp, who pointed to the statement Liverpool issued on Friday when asked whether anything had changed from the club's perspective, chose his words carefully.

"I think Jurgen Klopp's got it under control, I think FSG have got it under control, and they're the key", he explained.

The visitors then took the lead two minutes later as Salah bagged his first Liverpool goal by poking into an empty net. Liverpool's defending on Watford's other goal, which was swept home by Abdoulaye Doucouré after Sadio Mané had equalised for Liverpool, was also desperately poor.