We can imagine this is how Red Bull Leipzig felt in relation to Naby Keita throughout the summer, in fairness…
Yet again, despite repeating the same line on every occasion – Jurgen Klopp has had to reiterate that Coutinho is not for sale under any circumstances.
James Pearce of the Echo tweeted the quotes today, given the manager was giving a press-conference ahead of the Audi Cup, which starts tomorrow against Bayern Munich.
Klopp asked about Coutinho/Barca: “The word is ‘not’ (for sale). There is no interpretation for that. There is nothing new.”
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) July 31, 2017
Barca have so far had a £72m bid for our Brazilian playmaker rejected, but are likely to be armed without around £200m soon – if reports that suggest Neymar is leaving for PSG are correct.
Regardless, Liverpool, who tied Coutinho to a five-year deal back in January, are simply not going to offload the 25-year-old this summer.
Coutinho will play a big role this season for Liverpool in the Premier and Champions League and we’d be over the moon if he can collect his first silverware.