Liverpool fans who were beginning to grow accustomed to the sight of Philippe Coutinho leaving in the near future can breathe a sigh of relief.
The Brazilian star has been linked with moves to Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in recent weeks and his hat-trick in the Selecao's recent win over Haiti is certain to have enhanced his reputation.
But Coutinho has allayed fans’ fears by declaring his happiness at Anfield.
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French media outlet Le 10 Sport claimed last week that PSG and Barcelona will use the offer of Champions League football to lure the 24-year-old.
However, Liverpool have something that neither the French champions nor Barca have: Jurgen Klopp.
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The German led the Reds to two finals in his debut season on Merseyside and could spring a surprise assault on the Premier League title. That’s something Coutinho wants to be a part of.
“I am grateful for everything Liverpool has done for me,” Coutinho said, per the Mirror.
“Am I happy there working under Klopp? It’s clear, he’s great.”
Well, that’s those rumours put to bed.
Klopp: Nobody is unsellable
The situation might be different if Coutinho wanted to leave, however. In March, Klopp admitted that Lionel Messi is the only player in Europe who is unsellable.
In Klopp’s eyes, he would rather sell an unhappy player than allow his unrest to disrupt the camp.
“Everything is okay at the moment but nobody in the world - maybe only Lionel Messi - is unsellable," the former Borussia Dortmund boss said, per FourFourTwo.
"There is always a situation. I come from a club where the best players are always picked by other teams and in the end you have to accept a few things. You always need to have a Plan B or a Plan C.
"If a player comes to me and says he doesn't feel comfortable and wants to leave because of our style of play or because he can make more money elsewhere, then you always have to start thinking.
"Coutinho, [Roberto] Firmino, so many players are very special. You could go through the whole squad. But if a player wants to go to another club then I'd always be open to it because I don't want to have a player in my squad who doesn't want to be in the squad.
"These are problems you don't need during a season. A player is never good enough for you to have to cope with problems like that for an entire year."
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