Football

Klopp wants to keep Coutinho for the foreseeable future.

Jurgen Klopp claims Philippe Coutinho’s future is at Liverpool despite Barcelona interest

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

With plenty of speculation surrounding the future of Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted he has no worries about the Brazilian’s future in Merseyside.

Barcelona have reportedly made Coutinho a priority for next summer’s transfer window, and the Catalans have plenty of financial backing following their world-record sponsorship deal with Japanese firm, Rakuten.

BARCELONA INTEREST

Although interest will understandably remain high in the midfielder - with the likes of Xavi claiming he’s one of the few players that could improve Barcelona - Klopp isn’t showing any immediate concern, despite a close friendship with Neymar being a potential reason to exit.

SIGN UP NOW

Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay4

Article continues below

Speaking at his press conference, Klopp said: “The club is not a problem, our owners are not a problem. It is creating the perspective that no-one wants to leave. That is all it is about.

“First of all, before we talk about money, we have to create an atmosphere in and around the club where no-one wants to leave. At this moment, I am not worried about anything.

Article continues below

“The players like to be here, and it is our job to make sure it stays like this.”

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

Despite all of the rumours surrounding the potential departure of the Liverpool fan favourite, the German was adamant that Coutinho is happy at the club, and will continue to improve by remaining a Red.

He added: “My opinion is that he [Coutinho] feels really well here. We all hope and think that his future is here at Liverpool.

FBL-WC-2018-BRAZIL-TRAINING

“But everyone forgets when you think about Phil is he is still very young. He is 24, so he is still young and has a long way to go and a lot of space for improvement and development.

“With the teammates he has around him, it is getting better and better. I am sure he has only started, and that is all good.”

Coutinho has been in fine form this season, bagging five goals along with five assists in his 10 league games so far, to keep Liverpool sitting at the top of the Premier League table.

Barcelona rarely fail in landing their targets; now we must wait and see whether Klopp can create the environment he mentioned in the hope of keeping their prized asset.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Football
Premier League
Barcelona
Liverpool
Neymar
Philippe Coutinho

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again