‘Coutinho 100% Committed’ Insists Klopp
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that Philippe Coutinho is 100% committed to Liverpool. The player put in a transfer request in in August after sustained interest from Barcelona. Liverpool still held firm and refused to sell.
The Brazilian now has goals in consecutive games against Leicester and Spartak Moscow and Klopp says that his playmaker is beginning to find his rhythm after a disrupted pre-season.
“It's just good to have him here," Klopp said. "I don't think we have to talk about who handled which situation what way - at the end we are professionals and we take it like it is.
"He's obviously in a really good shape. That's good for us and the only thing that's important. The team was really happy when he was back, no discussions about why and what.
“That's professional football, we're not non-league anymore. There are offers for different players, sometimes people think about it and sometimes not. That's absolutely normal.
“But being 100 per cent with where you are when decisions have been made - that's the only way life works, and football is no different. He is here with us 100 per cent and that's really cool."