Liverpool boss Klopp: Am I disappointed by Barcelona transfer tactics?

"No problem", he said in reliving the goal for the Daily Mail.

That did not change the Reds stance and they are still well in control of the situation, so much so that the ever reliable Paul Joyce has revealed the player will stay.

However, the newspaper believes Liverpool will only sit down with the Blaugrana if they receive an offer of €120m.

Barca have identified Coutinho as a replacement for Neymar, who completed a world-record €222million transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, though their pursuit has been unsuccessful so far. And the Barca directors do listen to him.

The Brazilian flourished as Liverpool's top league goalscorer with 13 and their top assist provider too. Manager Antonio Conte has criticized the selling of Nemanja Matic to Man Utd.

As for the player himself, we understand that his desire to join Barcelona remains as strong as ever. Social media was full of jokes about whether Barcelona realise they are trying to buy the wrong player. He should be able to share a party with his son and with our children and sharing photos doesn't do any harm.

Image by Kavan Flavius
Image by Kavan Flavius

It's a big influence on the transfer market, especially if you do it more often. Adam Lallana is proof that moving back from an advanced position can lead to increased productivity, not less.

Their next test is against Arsenal on Sunday. Klopp places a huge emphasis on team unity and the morale of the squad.

But having added Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, Scottish left-back Andy Robertson and young striker Dominic Solanke to his ranks, he says he is content with his squad as it is.

The player also submitted a formal transfer request to the hierarchy a few weeks back to try and force through a move to Barcelona. Marcus is on course to emulate his hero.

'He wasn't just a team mate, he was a friend and just because he has left we are not going to renounce our friendship with him. Ney perhaps had it in his mind that he wanted to leave door open in case he ended up wanting to leave the club. People shouldn't be concerned that he won't sign'. Theo's undisputed talents would be ideal. The truth is that Liverpool's most effective football comes when a front three rampages and a midfield three gives them the licence.

  • Ricardo Clara