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

Published Add your comment

Football News

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.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article:

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.


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.

Brazil v Ecuador - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier

“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.”

Brazil v Ecuador - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier

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.

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


Read more

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


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. 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