Klopp: No player on the planet is untouchable

Date published: Thursday 10th August 2017 1:34

Jurgen Klopp has again reiterated his desire to see Philippe Coutinho remain at Liverpool but has admitted that “no player on the planet is untouchable”.

The Brazilian was reportedly subject of a £90million bid from Barcelona on Wednesday but the Merseyside club rejected their offer.

And Klopp says there is “no price” at which the Reds will give in and sell Coutinho as they don’t have to sell any players.

“Liverpool is not a club that has to sell players,” Klopp told Sky Germany in an exclusive interview. “That is set in stone. So what they pay in the end doesn’t matter.

“From a financial standpoint, there is no price limit to let him go. No price at which we are ready to give in.

“Our goal is to have the best possible team. So we want to keep our guys and add new ones. That is our plan.

“Today, no player on the planet is untouchable. But a transfer is also a question of timing and if you have the opportunity and the need to react to such a transfer.

“Also you have to ask, if you have the time to react. But just because of one request of one club, we don’t have to think about that. We are not in that situation.”

You can read Daniel Storey’s view of the situation as he sees it in his latest piece on the Brazilian midfielder.

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