Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that Brazilian midfielder Coutinho is not for sale. He made this statement amidst increasing rumors that the midfielder might be the target of Barcelona. Indeed the Spanish club is looking for a replacement for Neymar who has just left the club in a record deal.
The German manager said that Coutinho is an important member of the team and that he has no intention of allowing him to leave the club. He said that he is building a team around him and that he is a valuable member of the team.
Klopp said that Coutinho has not told him anything about a potential departure and that he is still a player of the Liverpool team. The German manager said that Liverpool is an ambitious team and that they will not want to lose their best players.
He said that the objective of the team is to win the Premier League and for that they will need their best players. He added that the Brazilian midfielder knows his responsibility and that he is sure that the will be staying at Liverpool.
Commenting on the departure of Neymar from Barcelona to PSG, Jurgen Klopp said that he does not understand how the UEFA allowed such a move. He stated that the Financial Fair Play rules were put into place to prevent such moves and that he does not understand why the French club has not been sanctioned until now.
He believes that this transfer will give place to more deals like this and that could cause problems to the stability of European clubs in the long run. He believes that the UEFA should look into this matter and should put regulation in place to prevent this from happening again in the future.