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Philippe Coutinho departure to Barcelona could destroy Liverpool's season, says Sunday Supplement

Philippe Coutinho departure to Barcelona could destroy Liverpool's season, says Sunday Supplement

On Wednesday 9th, the Reds rejected a 100 million euros bid (£90m) from Barcelona for the 25-year-old, who is out of Saturday's trip to Watford with injury.

"I can say something that is maybe more important", Klopp said at a Press conference.

"As manager in a football club, I have bosses". That decide, for example, just in general, if we sell a player or we don't sell him. I think Alberto [Moreno] loses a really high challenge and there should be another player, then you can't play the pass in behind. I didn't make the decision.

Liverpool turned down a second bid of £90million from the La Liga outfit earlier this week and owners Fenway Sports Group remain adamant that Coutinho will be staying put.

"This kid who's come from South America has always had a dream of playing for Barcelona, and he's panicking thinking that if he doesn't do it now it'll never happen again".

Coutinho has drawn the ire from Liverpool supporters after finally submitting a transfer request to leave Anfield this summer.

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"You have to ask the club".

Jurgen Klopp was without the services of Philippe Coutinho, although new signing Mohammed Salah started in the attack.

Liverpool are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Germany to face Hoffenheim in the play-off round of the Uefa Champions League.

'The first goal was a really good and they run and we lose them.

Great things are expected of Liverpool's exciting front three of Salah, Firmino and Mane " all were on the scoresheet " but it remains to be seen if they will be complemented by Coutinho this season.

Scoring goals wasn't a problem for Liverpool at Vicarage Road despite the absence of unsettled playmaker Philippe Coutinho but the visitors couldn't keep them out either, showing lessons haven't been learnt from last season. We would have had defensive areas we need to work on even if we'd won 3-2, but we were the better team. The first one, in our specific situation everyone will say it was clear because it was a set-piece, but it was a good cross and a good run. I wait for the moment when it feels better.