Klopp responds to talk Liverpool have agreed Coutinho's Barca move

Lawrence Kim
October 23, 2017

Two huge bids were rebuffed with the highest of around £138million for the 25-year-old who was desperate to join the Catalan giants after four years in the Premier League.

Despite a fee being closed to being agreed, Barca could try and lower the price for Coutinho, as he will not be eligible to play in the Champions League after featuring in the Kop's first three group games.

There are suggestions that Barcelona feel they can sign Coutinho for an initial fee of just over £70million with a further £27million in add-ons being bolted on to any deal.

Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo points out that Barcelona "have an agreement" with Coutinho since the last summer transfer window and wanted to show the player that they remain interested in getting his services.

Emre Can is another player who could leave Liverpool sooner rather than later, having entered the final 12 months of his contract. The German global wants Liverpool to insert a release clause in his new contract, which the Reds are unwilling to meet, resulting in a contract standoff.

Liverpool need to continue to build a project that ensures their best players are not considering moves elsewhere, believes Jürgen Klopp.

"I've no clue. We will see", Klopp said before turning a bit snarky.

"In this moment, we have this".

"In this moment, we have this, nobody thinks about January, nobody thinks of June or July". I don't think about it. We will see. We don't talk about things like this.

"In this moment the 100% truth is that nobody thinks about this".

"We do not talk about it, why should we?"

He said that it "would not make sense" in both cases of the club and the player but refused to fully dismiss the suggestions: "No there is no agreement, yes there is an agreement. We have other moments when we have to talk about these things but not in October".

Can has always been attracting interest from Juventus.

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