Klopp Ensure Barca’s Wish to Recruit Coutinho in Vain
Jurgen Kalopp said Barcelona should keep their power in the pursuit of Philippe Courinho because it is a futile job.
Since rejecting the £ 72million bid for Coutinho from Barcelona last month, Liverpool still insist the Brazilian player is not sold at any price.
The 25-year-old continues to be approached by Barcelona which potentially loses Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain this summer. Although until now, there has been no clarity either from Barca, PSG or Neymar.
When asked about Barcelona’s interest in Coutinho during a press conference in Munich, Klopp replied: “I can understand Coutinho’s coveted players, but they can save his energy,” quoted by espnfc.com (1/8).
Klopp spoke to the media after they won 3-0 against Bayern Munchen on Wednesday ahead of the opening of the Audi Cup. However, the victory at the Allianz Arena was a bit worse when Daniel Sturridge was forced out with a few injuries after scoring Liverpool’s third goal.
However, the striker knew it was just a matter of exhaustion and hoped it was fine. “It’s a bit of a tension when kicking,” Sturridge told Liverpool’s official television. “We run a lot, work a lot – we practice on the morning before the match and things like that,”
“I think it’s tired, to be honest, I’ll be fine,”
Klopp then added: “She feels pain in her thighs. He’s well prepared and I hope this is just a minor injury and he can play very quickly, ”
“His goal was really great and he had a chance before, you can see how fast he is, I do not think there’s anything serious,”
Sturridge has a fairly complex injury record and could make the absence of a season. And after performing surgery as well as restoring the problem Sturridge has also not been over, he has trouble with fitness. Last season Sturridge only appeared seven times as a starter in the Premier League. (Source: espnfc.com)