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Klopp predicts Coutinho stay

2017-08-12 16:32:05, Views: 737, TM

Klopp predicts Coutinho stay

Jurgen Klopp expects Philippe Coutinho to remain at Liverpool although he admits the decision is ultimately out of his hands.

The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a big-money move to Barcelona and he handed in a transfer request on Friday just hours after Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) released a statement saying the 25-year-old is not for sale.

Speaking after the Reds' 3-3 draw with Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday, Klopp confirmed that he expects the owners to stick by that stance, although he conceded that the decision is ultimately out of his hands.

Asked if the transfer request changed anything, Klopp said: "You have to ask the club. I didn't see the club today - those people. You have to ask them. But I don't think so because I think it was pretty clear what the club, FSG, said about it.

"I can say something that is maybe a more important thing," Klopp added. "As a manager of a football club I have bosses, and if bosses decide, for example, just in general, to sell a player or we don't sell him, then I have to accept it."

Coutinho will be a big miss if he does leave Liverpool this summer, as he was the Merseysiders' top scorer last season with 14 goals in all competitions.


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