Klopp: Coutinho wanted to go to Barcelona since July

Клопп: Коутиньо хотел в Барселону еще с июля

Klopp was trying to keep Coutinho

Jurgen Klopp commented on the departure from the team, Felipe Coutinho.

Head coach of Liverpool Jurgen Klopp said that the English club tried to keep Philippe Coutinho made the move to Barcelona but the player’s desire overpowered.

“The team and the club are prepared with great reluctance to say goodbye to Filipe Coutinho — a good friend, a wonderful person and a fantastic player. For anybody not a secret that Coutinho wanted to transition since July last year, when Barcelona first announced his interest.

Philip wanted to take this step, but we managed to keep him for another six months, hoping to convince to stay. I can assure Liverpool fans that we did everything to convince the Player that Liverpool is no less attractive than Barcelona. But he’s a hundred percent sure that his future there. It is his dream, and we can’t change his decision.

It is clear that the fans will be upset, but no matter how hard it is to accept, it’s part of life and part of football. Players come and go, but the club have enough strength and power in order to continue progress on the football field. You can’t sell heart and soul of Liverpool, although I’m sure many would they have to gain”, — quotes Klopp the website of Liverpool.

We will remind, Barcelona announced the transfer of Coutinho on Saturday, January 6. The Catalans will pay for the midfielder to 160 million euros.

Earlier it was reported that Barcelona had submitted Coutinho video recorded in August.

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