Klopp Rules Out Coutinho Liverpool Return
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a return to Anfield for Brazilian attacker Philippe Coutinho.
Coutinho left the club for Barcelona in January 2018 and after an unhappy 18 months at the Nou Camp, rumours of a return to Anfield have gathered pace.
But Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking on his team’s tour of the USA, says he doesn’t have the funds to make the signing.
“In general, Phil Coutinho helps each team in the world, still -- 100%," Klopp told ESPN FC during an exclusive interview in New York during Liverpool's pre-season tour.
"It's not about that. I like Phil, I think he's a fantastic footballer and all that stuff, but it would be a big, big, big, big, big, big, big, big-money signing and it's not our year for that.
"It's just not possible. As I said, having him would make each team better -- us included -- but I really hope that he finds his luck at Barcelona.
"Or maybe he found it there. We have contact, but not that close contact that I know exactly how he is doing, but the rest is only newspaper talk and stuff like that.”