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Jurgen Klopp finally opens up about Philippe Coutinho's failed move from Liverpool to Barcelona

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Towards the latter stages of the transfer window, much of the focus was on Liverpool, with the Premier League club heavily involved in a number of sagas.

They snatched Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain away from Arsenal in a £40m deal, sealed the signing of Naby Keita for next season and launched a sizeable bid for Monaco star, Thomas Lemar.

They also failed in their pursuit of Southampton's Virgil van Dijk, but they did achieve a huge victory in keeping hold of Barcelona target, Philippe Coutinho.

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The Brazilian was the Blaugrana's number one target after the loss of Neymar but after three failed bids, they eventually had to throw in the towel on deadline day.

Now, Jurgen Klopp faces the task of reintegrating the Brazilian back into his squad following the debacle, with Coutinho making it clear how much he wanted the move to Catalonia.

The 25-year-old playmaker is yet to feature in a competitive environment for the Reds in 2017/18, but he did play for Brazil against Ecuador on Thursday night, scoring a brilliant goal in a 2-0 victory.

Despite his slightly negative attitude towards Liverpool in recent weeks, Coutinho's return will certainly boost Liverpool and Klopp is aware of that.

The German coach even said that he has the club in the exact situation he wants them in, as he looks to challenge for the Premier League title.

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Speaking to SPORT1, Klopp discussed the situations surrounding Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, who made the move to Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund.

“We have our situation and Dortmund has another," he said.

“Don't believe everything in the press or that there are offers here and there and that the minute after the offer has been entered, it should already be over.

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“We are not like George Orwell where everybody knows everything immediately. We have exactly the situation we wanted and no other.

“Dortmund decided the player (Dembele) would leave them, so I cannot compare the two situations.

“We still have a really good player in the squad who can play.”

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So, there you have it. Klopp is clearly eager to fit Coutinho into his side, alongside the frightening attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

If the Brazilian star can refocus and give his all for Liverpool once again, they could do some damage not only in England, but in the Champions League as well.

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