Jurgen Klopp says he sanctioned Coutinho’s Bayern Munich transfer

Date published: Monday 9th September 2019 10:12

Jurgen Klopp has told Philippe Coutinho that his move to Bayern Munich will be a perfect match.

The Liverpool boss again admitted that the Reds could not afford to bring Coutinho back to Anfield, and that they were reluctant to sell him originally but were forced to with the money that Barca put on the table.

The Reds were interested in bringing the Brazilian back but financially a deal was out of reach and Coutinho signed for Bayern on loan for a  fee of €8.5m.

In a video interview with Bild, Klopp has admitted he has spoken with Coutinho and told him a move to Germany will suit him.

Klopp said: “Amazing player, we really didn’t want to let him go. Barca forced us financially.

“World class player, a really good transfer for Bayern and the Bundesliga. I thought it’s a good fit for both when I first heard about it. It may sound strange, but we didn’t have enough money to get him.

“We’d already spent all the money we got for him. I have already told him in person that he and Bayern will be a good fit.

“Not so good for Dortmund, I hope Dortmund will win the title again because it’s getting boring with Bayern winning every year. But Dortmund have an amazing team. Other teams like Leverkusen and Gladbach/ Leipzig are also interesting teams and a lot can happen.”

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After signing last month Coutinho, who has made two appearances for the Bavarian side, said: “For me, this move means a new challenge in a new country with one of the best clubs in Europe. I’m very much looking forward to that. Like FC Bayern, I have big ambitions and I’m convinced that I can achieve them together with my new teammates.”

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