Klopp reiterates Coutinho stance as Barcelona plot improved offer

Date published: Tuesday 1st August 2017 8:36

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has once again insisted Philippe Coutinho is not for sale amid claims Barcelona are to make an improved offer of €90million for the player.

Earlier this month the club rejected a £72million bid for the Brazil international but that does not appear to have deterred the LaLiga club, with the La Liga giants now readying the improved bid of £80.4million.

With Coutinho’s compatriot Neymar increasingly looking likely to join Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona will have a hole to fill, and it seems they see the Liverpool man as their No 1 choice.

Klopp’s position remains unchanged, however, and he made his views clear at a press conference ahead of Tuesday’s Audi Cup match against Bayern Munich in Germany.

“If you say he is not available to be sold, where is the interpretation?” said Klopp.

“The word ‘not’ means there is no interpretation. There is nothing new.”

While Coutinho is set to feature against the Bundesliga champions, defender Joe Gomez and striker Divock Origi have been ruled out of both matches at the Audi Cup.

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