Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been speaking with reporters at the pre-Audi Cup in Munich on Monday and the questions over star player Philippe Coutinho soon emerged.
The 25-year-old has been the subject of much transfer speculation this summer as links with Barcelona continue to persist in the media.
Now, as reported by the official Liverpool website, when asked about his player’s future, Liverpool boss Klopp made his position very clear,
“If you say he is not available to be sold, where is the interpretation? The word ‘not’ means there is no interpretation. There is nothing new.”
The German manager is adamant his Brazilian midfielder is not for sale despite reports that the player himself is set to request permission to leave the club and that he has already agreed terms with the Catalan giants.
Given that he only signed a five-year contract extension with the Merseyside club in January, any bid to sign the attacking midfielder will need to be something special.
Having already rejected a bid of some €72 million from Barcelona, it is clear Liverpool are not planning on letting Coutinho leave.
However, as with all things, if the price is right, all bets are off and with a month left in the transfer window this summer, the general expectation is that an improved offer is not far away.