Jurgen Klopp has objected to Liverpool’s impending sale of star playmaker Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona with the season kicking off next weekend.
According to the Metro newspaper, reports out of Brazil claim Klopp has continually said no to any sale. However, the Liverpool board has agree to sell the player toBarcelona for €100 million without Klopp’s approval.
InsideFutbol.com have reported that Klopp was repeatedly told Coutinho wouldn’t be sold this summer transfer window. The club’s board have now broken their promises to the manager.
Liverpool must now scramble to find a replacement for the Brazilian with the transfer window shutting at the end of the month. With the knowledge that Liverpool have a large amount of cash to spend, the chances of Liverpool snatching a player or two on the cheap will be out of the question.
Liverpool have been linked with Monaco’s Thomas Lemar as one of the replacements for Coutinho, and the club are also said to be interested in Borussia Dortmund attacker Ousmane Dembele.
Coutinho arrived at Liverpool January 2013 for £11m from Inter Milan. The Brazilian regularly had difficulty breaking into the Italian’s side, and it was only upon arriving at Liverpool that he reached much of his potential.