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Jurgen Klopp Addresses Philippe Coutinho Transfer Request Saga

The Liverpool boss appears to have washed his hands of his once most prized player in Philippe Coutinho.

The news broke yesterday that the midfield star wanted out of Anfield, making his intention clear by submitting a transfer request via email.

The breakdown in relations between manager and player has certainly manifested, but Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) are adamant that Coutinho is not for sale.

Klopp was non-committal in speaking after his sides’ three all draw with Watford, leaving negotiations to the other two parties. Whether the Brazilian makes his £90m move to Barcelona or not appears immaterial now, with the manager already looking ahead to a long season with the rest of his squad.

“You have to ask the club. I didn’t see the club today – those people. You have to ask them”, he declared via TalkSport.

“But I don’t think so because I think it was pretty clear what the club, FSG, said about it. I can say something that is maybe a more important thing,. As a manager of a football club I have bosses, and if bosses decide, for example, just in general, to sell a player or we don’t sell him, then I have to accept it.

“If they don’t sell him, then I’m not involved anymore. I’m responsible for all players, not just one, two or three.

“I cannot say anything about it. The only thing is I work with the players I have – that is what I’m always doing.”

A fee nearing nine figures would allow the Reds to make a Manchester City-style outlay on two or three top class defenders, a move much needed judging by today’s enthralling result.

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