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TOUGH, BUT NO THAT MUCH

Klopp reveals his reaction when he knew that Barça wanted Coutinho

Published:8/04/2020 - 01:40h

Updated:8/04/2020 - 01:40h

After Neymar's escape in the summer of 2017, Barça went after Philippe Coutinho, but had to wait six months to sign him. Jürgen Klopp has revealed his reaction when he knew that the catalans wanted the brazilian

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The market will be news in the summer of 2020, but during the stop futbolístico also is speaking a lot of signings. In the last weeks are numerous the clubs that have worked in his sportive planning, and the recent movements could cause changes to short and long term. Besides, some also have opted for doing confessions in the interviews that multiply in these days.

In a conversation with 'Pure Football Podcast', Jürgen Klopp has revealed his reaction when it knew that the FC Barcelona wanted to Philippe Coutinho. The Catalans lost to Neymar in 2017 and chose to his compatriot like one of his spares beside Ousmane Dembélé. The German has explained what felt when it knew the offer: "When it said me that it wanted to go to the Barça, knew that there was not at all that do".

Tired to be treated like hangman because it was a key piece to block his exit, the technician has argued why had to brake to the carioca: "Really I respected the decision of Phil from the first second. It is not that it did it all the time, but felt 'oh wow, this could be difficult'. Had clear that would not have asked me any another club, but for this there was not any possibility to say him that no".

"We had to be hard in the summer because we did not have another solution. We lost to Adam Lallana by injury, so in this moment would have lost to two players. Our problem could not it resolve in the market", has ensured, doing reference to the scarce márgen in which they moved in Anfield. If they left to escape to the ex of the RCD Espanyol, did not have sufficient time to hire to a spare.

"He was opened to remain and this was genial. Therefore it was necessary to be just with him in the following window and allow him that it went out", has finalised. After six months of wait, in which it offered an exceptional version on the terrain of game, the attacker went back to presionar to the directive and fulfilled his dream, since after an agreement by 120 million euros more 40 in variables, in January of 2018 could mudarse to the Camp Nou.

Coutinho Could return to the Premier League

After an adventure fallida in the City Condal, Coutinho was yielded to the Bayern of Munich, and now tantea his return to England. The Liverpool has asked price but is not sure to tackle his contracting, that has Chelsea, the Tottenham or the Manchester United like beaux more stood out. After several years of doubts, the Brazilian pretends to go back to shine in the Premier League.

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