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Coutinho going nowhere, says Klopp

Coutinho going nowhere, says Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he does not believe midfielder Philippe Coutinho will leave the club in January.

The statement comes after Liverpool CEO Peter Moore said he cannot guarantee that the star will stay at Anfield, amid huge interest from Barcelona and PSG.

Barcelona looked almost certain to have signed the 25-year-old in the summer, having submitted a bid of £113m for him. However, with the bid being rejected by Liverpool, it remains unclear whether or not he will leave the club at all.

One thing is for sure, Klopp is adamant the Brazilian will still be at Liverpool when the January transfer window shuts.

“I have no reasons to think about it,” said Klopp. “We never spoke about transfers in this moment.

“There’s really nothing to say. I am completely in the situation. Nobody has come to me to say Phil will be away in January.

“Whatever I could say would not stop your questions so I thought it makes sense not to answer it.

“I’m completely fine with the situation, how it is.

“We had this big story in the summer. I have no desire to have it again from now until January. I will say nothing about that.”

“On January 31 we can shake hands and say: ‘what a wonderful time we had together’, the journalists and me, not Phil and me.”
[Quotes sourced via Sky Sports]