I had no option but to sell Philippe Coutinho - Jürgen Klopp

I had no option but to sell Philippe Coutinho - Jürgen Klopp

"I agree the £142 million fee is astronomical", Carragher continues, before saying that the sale of Coutinho in January "unnecessarily jeopardises Liverpool's Champions League place for next season" and if they miss out on Champions League qualification "everyone will point at Coutinho's sale" as the reason why.

New Barcelona signing Philippe Coutinho wrote a farewell message for his former club Liverpool and shared it on Instagram for his and his former clubs fans.

Pep Guardiola does not expect Philippe Coutinho's big-money move to Barcelona to weaken Liverpool when they host his Manchester City on Sunday.

Liverpool are ready to reward Roberto Firmino with a new contract and hope to keep the Brazilian at the club for the rest of his career, reports The Telegraph. "We have everything we need to go and get the right result".

"I knew it would come up again in the transfer window and I knew it would be very difficult".

But it is claimed by Correio de Manha that Liverpool are prepared to pay Martins more than five times what he currently earns in the at the Portuguese outfit.

"It was his dream (to move to Barcelona) and there was a moment when we had to accept that".

Egypt international Salah has been a revelation for the Reds since moving to Anfield in the summer, scoring 23 goals in all competitions in the opening months of the campaign. The Brazilian was targeted as a priority signing by the club ever since Neymar's departure. "But he still wanted to leave, that's how it is and so now he's there and we are still here". He has things that we like. The loss of Coutinho, while significant, should not really harm Liverpool too much this weekend. But for me? It's business as usual. It's about the atmosphere in the club.

Coutinho scored 54 goals in 201 league and cup appearances for Liverpool after joining for £8.5m from Inter Milan in January 2013.

"You lose the grip". To all the amazing club staff who have been part of my life in Liverpool - I will miss you. We played fantastic football without Phil.

Until now Leicester have remained adamant that they will not sell arguably their best player, who handed in a transfer request last summer. That's not how it will be. At 33 years of age, that isn't the issue. Nobody told me: "'No way'". It looks good - he wears football boots, that is always a good sign.

But Klopp insisted that the No.10's attitude showed that was not possible.

Sunday's opponents have shown that it can be done. He needs time for proper training of course.

"(Coutinho) has become an outstanding player, but he is not the best in the Premier League like Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale or Luis Suarez when they made their moves to La Liga.