Newcastle United legend believes Liverpool have planned for life after Coutinho


Newcastle United legend believes Liverpool have planned for life after Coutinho

Barcelona, however, are ready to "fight" for Coutinho. What I can say, in general, is that I am responsible for the whole team and I need to be focused on the players that are available. Of course we think about what we can do.

"Daniel, yes I would say". It is nothing like "There is a contract, sign it".

Movement is likely to happen on either side of Anfield's revolving door before the August 31 deadline amid uncertainty over Philippe Coutinho's future. "He played a part in a full session but always after injuries you have to wait to see how the player has reacted", Klopp said.

The club have rejected two bids from Barcelona, the last 100million euros (£90.9m), and a week ago issued a defiant statement insisting no offers would be considered and the player would remain at the club beyond the summer window.

Barcelona general manager Pep Segura claims their protracted £180million pursuit of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele is now finally "close" to completion.

"We can't forget that he is only 20 years old and nobody knows who's behind this action".

"Why? Because the market is where clubs like us want to sign top quality players".

However, Klopp is adamant there have been no more developments.

"I don't know why other people are saying what they're saying".

"I am not sure I have to answer this only because we have said what we have to say".

Reports in the Spanish press have suggested Coutinho would be willing to go on strike in order to push through a move to the Nou Camp.

"To be honest there is nothing I can say about his attitude because since he has the back problems he's not been in training", Klopp said.

"I asked the medical department how he is doing and there are no complaints so that is how it is. There's nothing bad to say".

"We are all not silly".

"Sergio Aguero is another player that might be interested if he's not happy at Manchester City, but it comes back to being late in the window and that is the hard situation Liverpool find themselves in".