Klopp tells about situation with Coutinho

Klopp tells about situation with Coutinho

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp reacted to the rumors regarding possible return  of Philippe Coutinho to Anfield. The German also told about his future in Liverpool and contract extension.

Last year Philippe Coutinho did move to Barcelona from Liverpool. The Catalan club tried to complete the transfer in the summer; however, the Reds management took a firm position, claiming that the Brazilian will not leave before the new year.

In the winter transfer window Coutinho moved to Camp Nou for 160 million euros, having become the record sale for the Merseysiders. However, one year later Coutinho doesn’t show the progress, which Ernesto Valverde expected from him. The Brazilian did not become full replacement for Iniesta, playing higher, where even problematic Ousmane Dembele turned out to be more efficient than him.

Amidst that, the rumors appeared about a possible return of Coutinho to Liverpool and the Merseysiders head coach spoke out on the matter in an interview,

“I don’t want to talk about it. I will not say, whether it is a potential transfer or a possible. I have nothing to say. Whatever I say, it will spawn even more stories and there is no story. Phil is in Barcelona. As far as I know, he fits the team very well and everything is alright for him.

Rumors about my contract? I would be very glad, if there weren’t any, because I don’t want to think about it. I have a lot of time ahead, many changes will happen by 2022. This season, the next one, and then we will see” – Klopp said.

The current Liverpool lack a creative playmaker in the midfield. Shaqiri added variability in terms of tactical supremacy over an opponent; however, until Keita will gain shape, Liverpool has a fever in many matches. Whereas the Reds stably take away points and they are on the first position in the league.

Coutinho’s transfer will bring benefit to Liverpool, but a purchase of another one central or right defender, considering Lovren, Trent, Gomez and Matip, who has only just recovered, will bring even more benefit.