Klopp: Coutinho money will go back into Liverpool team

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Jurgen Klopp has said that all the money recouped from Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona will be reinvested back into the Liverpool side.

Having said that, the German admits that such investment could only take place in the summer transfer window. He also insisted that selling Coutinho wasn’t a way to cover deals for van Dijk and Naby Keita – who have cost the Reds a combined £130m.

“We will get all the money,” Klopp said.

“Always since I’m in here we can have all the monies from transfers and more if needed. Since I’ve been in nobody told me ‘no way’. We talk about the age, the price, everything. It’s all good.”

There has, since Klopp took over, been a lot of speculation about how much control the German has over transfers and more specifically the budget.

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Klopp continued: “So far we got all the players we wanted to have. If someone wanted to have other players then it’s my fault.

“You know I’m not a manager who goes to the owners and counts the money and says ‘look, this is what we’ve got, this is what we’ve spent, now we need that’.

“The owners are completely on my side. It is not that they say ‘You’ve got this but on the other hand we’ve done this and this and so you cannot spend’. Everything is fine. We have no money issues at this club.

“One player has left and it’s not too cool but it’s not a real problem at all. We will bring in other players, that’s for sure. If we do it in this window, I don’t know.”

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Liverpool are interested in moving on from the Coutinho saga and while there is no denying the former no.10 was a hugely important player for the club, the project that Klopp is building will not collapse in his absence.

Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.


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