Jurgen Klopp's most recent comments confirmed that Philippe Coutinho's departure from Liverpool is a more than real option. Klopp avoided getting involved in the speculation and declined to give his view on the situation, without ruling anything out.
"All the things I could say now would only create stories, so I have nothing to say," said Klopp on Thursday. His answer, however, contrasted with his strong stance on not selling Coutinho last summer. "It's a transfer window," he added.
Liverpool and Barcelona are in talks over the Brazilian playmaker and the chances of an agreement are much bigger now than they were in the summer. Waiting for news from the negotiations, Klopp's message was one designed to protect everyone's interests: "Nothing I could say now would help me, the player or the club."
The Red face local rivals Everton on Friday in the FA Cup. Klopp confirmed that he will not have Coutinho available due to a minor muscle problem. The player himself believes he has already played his final game for the club ahead of his desired Camp Nou move.