Liverpool Had No Other Option Than To Sell Philippe Coutinho- Jurgen Klopp

Ross Houston
January 14, 2018

However Klopp insists that the Reds' decision to part with the playmaker after five years when his commitment could not be guaranteed for a further six months.

The Reds turned down three offers for the Brazilian in the previous transfer window, and denied a transfer requested from Coutinho himself, but after months of wrangling Barcelona finally got their man when the January window opened.

"I think Liverpool are playing like Liverpool were in the past, with all their history".

"Salah, oh Mane Mane, Roberto Firmino and we sold Coutinho", he sings. "I don't exactly know how the reaction has been, but if there is someone who should be angry, massively disappointed, then it could be the manager of the club the player is leaving". The city is very nice. If you get an injury, if something happens in a game-you miss a ball, stuff like that-you think: 'I would love to miss it in Barcelona instead of Liverpool'.

Speaking with FC Barcelona, the 25-year-old could not hide his joy following his move to the Catalan giants describing it as a good New Year gift.

He insisted that while Coutinho is "a world-class player", he is not "that worldwide class" or "Premier League class" if he's not at 100 per-cent. He was clearly a talented footballer, but his stamina was questionable, he was of slight frame and his finishing was poor. He is behind Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard.

And while the loss of their star forward comes as a blow to the top-four chasing Merseysiders, off-season signing Oxlade-Chamberlain believes the team are more than capable of competing, even without Coutinho in their ranks. It is how it is.

Chelsea ace Eden Hazard hopes to see Philippe Coutinho push on at Barcelona following his move from Liverpool, which he claims is "bad for the Premier League".

Coutinho scored 12 goals and made eight assists in 18 starts in the Champions League and the Premier League to prove his undoubted quality.

I agree, the £142 million ($246 million) fee is astronomical.

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has been linked with Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in the summer of 2018. Confidence is high as Liverpool is unbeaten in 17 games in all competitions and 18 at Anfield.

Liverpool are now 7/2 favourites to sign Greizmann before February 3rd, ahead of Manchester United and Barcelona who are both at 14/1. All good things have to come to an end and with no midweek match Liverpool will be well prepared for English football's ultimate test.

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