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Liverpool had 'no option' but to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona - Klopp

Liverpool had 'no option' but to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona - Klopp

He said, "I'm a player for this club and I've always said that only the best can play for this club". "If there is someone who should be angry or really disappointed by the sale it could be the manager but I am not".

"This was his dream".

I can guarantee you that Pep Guardiola, if he was in a similar situation at Manchester City, would not have been forced to sell a player like Coutinho as seems to be have been the case with the Liverpool boss.

"We were fighting until the last second, tried everything".

It would have been hard if we say, what we could have done of course, "look there's your contract you have to stay here" and to use him as a player in the second half of the season.

"I would love to see Klopp sign David Meyler as he is from Cork like me and he's almost as big a Liverpool fan as me". A year ago, Klopp began to lose faith in the Belgian and dropped him in favour of Loris Karius, but he soon restored Mignolet to the top spot and to be fair to him, he's started this season decently and hasn't dropped any major clangers yet.

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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.

"If we struggle in the next few games, it isn't because Coutinho isn't here anymore, it is because of the team". I don't think it should affect us at all. Does it make sense? "Gini Wijnaldum. Not everyone thought "fantastic idea", but a lot of other clubs wanted him and we have him".

The 25-year-old Brazilian joined the La Liga leaders on Monday after spending five years with the Reds. "Manchester City have young players and Liverpool have their own too".

Klopp stressed that he has lost big-game players previously as a manager and called on everyone to move on from Coutinho's departure. We only can get three points.

Furthermore, his versatility means that he can comfortably change positions with wingers and attacking midfielders, confusing the opposition defence as they can never be sure who is playing in which position. 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.' You know players are different. It's a normal thing and we have to make the best of it.

"Of course it's an opportunity for me, just as it is for all the rest of the boys who want to play there", he added. While Coutinho has become a very good player, he is not one who will be remembered as a Liverpool great alongside the likes of Ian Rush, Kenny Dalglish, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness or even Luis Suarez from the modern era. We need to show we can cause them problems and make their life hard. He is a little bit early but after that he should be ready.


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