Jurgen Klopp is insisting and maintaining his stance that Philippe Coutinho will not be sold by Liverpool.
Liverpool rejected a £72 million bid for Coutinho from Barcelona, insisting the playmaker is not for sale at any price.
Klopp was saying this in Asia ahead of the Asia Trophy final against Leicester City, insisting he is not selling a key player.
“Yes, we can say that [he’s not for sale],” the manager said.
“But this is not just since this morning or yesterday – I’m not sure it was different at any time.
“I’m not surprised that any club is interested in players of Liverpool. I think a few people in the room are more surprised. It’s not a compliment, it’s obvious that people see we have good players.
“But a very important message maybe, is that we are not a selling club.
“We believe in working together, we believe in developing together, we believe in using our basis, we want to make the next step together, and for this, we need to stay together.”