Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Philippe Coutinho is 100 per cent focused on Liverpool, despite being subject to summer bids from Barcelona.
Coutinho has scored in back-to-back games since being welcomed back to the team, and looks as sharp as ever despite the fact he was reportedly upset at the Reds for blocking his move to the Catalan club.
Klopp told his weekly press conference that he has no concerns over Coutinho, saying that the Brazilian is ‘100 per cent with Liverpool’.
“It’s just good to have him here,” Klopp said. “I don’t think we have to talk about who handled which situation what way – at the end we are professionals and we take it like it is.”
“He’s obviously in a really good shape. That’s good for us and the only thing that’s important.”
“The team was really happy when he was back, no discussions about why and what. That’s professional football, we’re not non-league anymore.”
“There are offers for different players, sometimes people think about it and sometimes not. That’s absolutely normal.”
“But being 100 per cent with where you are when decisions have been made – that’s the only way life works, and football is no different. He is here with us 100 per cent and that’s really cool.”
Coutinho looks like a focused man, and despite his move away not materialising, it is clear to see that he just wants to play football first and foremost.
[Quotes via Sky Sports]