Klopp Not Concerned by Ongoing Coutinho Barcelona Speculation
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists that he is relaxed about transfer speculation that continues to swirl around star player Philippe Coutinho, with rumours linking the Brazilian with a move to the Nou Camp refusing to die down.
Coutinho signed a new deal with The Reds in January which is understood to contain no clauses making a transfer to Catalonia easier. However, rumours persists that the Barcelona hierarchy remain keen on the ex-Vasco and Inter man.
“I am not concerned because I think Phil fits really well here and is comfortable here,” Klopp said during his Friday press conference, “I think it is actually positive when there is interest. It shows it’s good.
“Phil had a difficult time with injury, coming back fighting for his shape, and I would say that’s normal. In the last three games, you can see immediately, when he is in a little bit of shape, how big the difference is he can have in a game.
“That’s wonderful for us. But I am not concerned (about Barcelona) actually, because we give the boys enough perspective that they really want to be part of this for the next few years.”