Klopp: Liverpool had 'no option' but to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona

Klopp: Liverpool had 'no option' but to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona

"The final decision, if I would have said 'no way', the club would have said: 'okay, let's try'", explained Klopp. I didn't mind too much people talking because I knew that's what would happen. When the move was denied last summer the player and his agent must have expected he would be retained for the year.

He had no control over that and that tells me that the Anfield transfer committee is still operating in some form at the club.

We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds in the coming days.

However, Coutinho eventually completed his move to the Camp Nou, which saw him become Barca's most expensive signing. Did I think I could still use him? "Having a player of his quality and bringing him out there [to play], but his head is already away, and then he plays at 40 percent, gets injured or not, it's a difficult situation for the whole squad". "You feel it, you know it, you hear it. You can read it out of reaction". They play really good and if you don't respect that, you have a problem. You, the club and the city will always be a part of me. "But I could not decide differently".

The Liverpool boss reportedly informed Dortmund there was no way he would sell Coutinho, in turn aiding the Germans in their negotiations over Ousmane Dembele. He did fantastic and the team did fantastic.

The truth is, not many players in the current transfer market can replace Coutinho.

"When I think about the game on Sunday, I cannot forget the first we played against them", he added.

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He declared that since his arrival in October 2015, he "can have all the monies from transfers and more if needed" and that so far they have "got all the players" they have targeted.

"I'm happy that he's one of the best players in his position". At Anfield they have quietly been rather stingy, only conceded four Premier League goals in 11 games this season. But we want to play good football without Phil.

Liverpool are ready to reward Roberto Firmino with a new contract and hope to keep the Brazilian at the club for the rest of his career, reports The Telegraph. That's not how it will be.

"Virgil van Dijk is the best centre-back Liverpool have had since Alan Hansen, but the 26-year-old Holland international is better in the air than Alan was", Souness told The Times.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has insisted that Liverpool "remain a top, top team", despite the loss of star midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

"We don't play 'hero football'". "I had to lie down on the floor as I felt light headed".

Sturridge has struggled for regular starts this season and is keen to be playing more football ahead of the World Cup in Russia in the summer.