Jurgen Klopp responds to Barcelona’s latest bid for Philippe Coutinho


Barcelona are stepping up their pursuit of Philippe Coutinho as they look for Neymar’s replacement.

It’s often been thought that the two Brazilians would link up at the Nou Camp, but the latter is now all set for Paris Saint-Germain.

However, while the Blaugrana remain keen on the former Inter Milan playmaker, the Reds are putting up a fight.

Jurgen Klopp is adamant his star man isn’t for sale. When he was asked for his interpretation of the situation in a press conference ahead of his side’s friendly against Bayern Munich, he responded:

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“Well, you formulated the question in a strange way. Where is the interpretation?”

“The word ‘not’ means there is no interpretation for that. It’s nothing new, is it? He is not for sale. There is no interpretation at all. If you say he is available to be sold? I don’t understand that.”

The 25-year-old played a part in 20 goals last season and Liverpool are running out of time to replace him if he does go. While they have brought in Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke to bolster their attack, the former is likely to be an alternative to Mane and it remains to be seen whether Solanke is ready for the first team.

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