Jurgen Klopp’s reply when asked about Coutinho’s transfer request
Liverpool played a 3-3 draw away to Watford, missing out on all three points.
Jurgen Klopp was without Philippe Coutinho who is currently out with a back problem. But he did speak on the current situation surrounding the Brazilian’s future.
Coutinho has now officially handed in a transfer request after Liverpool owners, Fenway Sports Group, released a statement saying he was not going to be sold.
Speaking after the match, Klopp said: “I’ve had no time to think about it today. I had to prepare for a match.
“If I was upset, I’d tell the player himself. I didn’t get it (the transfer request) but I can say something that’s more important.
“As a manager of a football club, I have bosses. That decide, for example, just in general, if we sell a player or we don’t sell him. Then I have to accept it.
“If they don’t sell him, then I am not involved any more. I’m responsible for all of our players, not just one or two or three, but all of them.
“I can’t say anything about it, the only thing is I work with the players I have. That’s what I’m always doing.”
“How can it change something for me? I didn’t make the decision.
“You have to ask the club. I didn’t see the club insiders today. You have to ask them.
“I don’t think (it changes anything). It was pretty clear what the club said about it. That’s all.”