‘Nobody knows what will happen in January’

Jurgen Klopp gave nothing away when he was asked about Philippe Coutinho’s future on Tuesday.

Coutinho has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona after the La Liga giants failed with three bids for the Brazilian in the summer.

Asked whether he thought the 25-year-old would stay when the transfer window opens next month, Klopp said: “Nothing [makes me sure he will stay in January].

“I haven’t thought about it for one second. I am not sure, I am not unsure.

“Nobody knows what will happen in January. I have a team to prepare for tomorrow.”

Klopp was quizzed about his thoughts on Coutinho’s free-kick, which whistled under the Brighton wall to put Liverpool 4-1 up on the south coast.

“You practice free-kicks with different walls – they have wheels but cannot jump!

“We are always as well prepared as possible for something like this.

“They still need to have the courage to do it because if they don’t jump, it doesn’t look great. It was fantastic,” added Klopp.