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Coutinho sale not close insists Klopp

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London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has rejected Barcelona’s claims that they are close to signing unsettled Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho.

Klopp’s side have snubbed Barcelona’s £90 million ($115 million, 99 million euros) offer for Coutinho and last week issued a defiant statement insisting no further offers would be considered.

Coutinho sale not close insists Klopp

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London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has rejected Barcelona’s claims that they are close to signing unsettled Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho.

Klopp’s side have snubbed Barcelona’s £90 million ($115 million, 99 million euros) offer for Coutinho and last week issued a defiant statement insisting no further offers would be considered.

Henderson ‘can’t influence’ wantaway Coutinho

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Hoffenheim (Germany) (AFP) – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson admitted Monday that he is powerless to influence Philippe Coutinho’s thinking, after the Brazilian reportedly submitted a transfer request on Friday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are in Germany ahead of Tuesday’s first leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim and Coutinho, who has a back injury, did not travel with the squad.

Henderson ‘can’t influence’ wantaway Coutinho

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Hoffenheim (Germany) (AFP) – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson admitted Monday that he is powerless to influence Philippe Coutinho’s thinking, after the Brazilian reportedly submitted a transfer request on Friday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are in Germany ahead of Tuesday’s first leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim and Coutinho, who has a back injury, did not travel with the squad.

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Five Talking Points From Hoffenheim Away

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1) Trent double A What a goal from the youngster and what a superb way to open your score card, by netting your first goal for the club in a Champions League qualifier with a beautiful free kick that also happens to make you the youngest Liverpool goalscorer the competition has seen (both as the European Cup and as the Champions League).

Champions League: Alexander-Arnold Scores Excellent Freekick As Liverpool Take Narrow Lead In Play-Off Against Hoffenheim (Photo & Video)

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Liverpool will take a 2-1 aggregate lead into the second leg of their Champions League group stage play-off against Hoffenheim at Anfield next week, thanks largely to a flash of inspiration from teenage right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The 18-year-old, making his debut in European competition, wrapped his foot around a beautiful low freekick to put Jurgen Klopp's side ahead against the run of play in the 35th minute.

Champions League Qualifier | Hoffenheim v Liverpool

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❓: Champions League first play-off round, first leg

Jurgen Klopp discusses Liverpool transfer plans

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Klopp, Liverpool back in Germany in Champions League play-offs

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Paris (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to his native Germany this week to face Hoffenheim as they target a return to the group stage of the Champions League.

It is three years since the Anfield outfit, five times European champions, last graced the group stage of the continent’s elite club competition.

Klopp, Liverpool back in Germany in Champions League play-offs

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Paris (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to his native Germany this week to face Hoffenheim as they target a return to the group stage of the Champions League.

It is three years since the Anfield outfit, five times European champions, last graced the group stage of the continent’s elite club competition.

Coutinho future lies with Liverpool owners, says Klopp

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp insists Philippe Coutinho’s Liverpool future will be determined by the club’s owners as Barcelona bid to land the want-away Brazil star.

Coutinho is keen to join Barcelona and the Reds forward submitted a transfer request 24 hours before Liverpool opened their Premier League campaign with a 3-3 draw at Watford on Saturday.

Coutinho future lies with Liverpool owners, says Klopp

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp insists Philippe Coutinho’s Liverpool future will be determined by the club’s owners as Barcelona bid to land the want-away Brazil star.

Coutinho is keen to join Barcelona and the Reds forward submitted a transfer request 24 hours before Liverpool opened their Premier League campaign with a 3-3 draw at Watford on Saturday.

New Season, Same Defensive Frailties For Liverpool

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No matter how hard Liverpool fight to keep Philippe Coutinho it will not address the frailties which undermined them at Watford.

Indeed, no matter how hard they fight to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, it is hard to see how one more centre-half might cure all the ills.

It may be a new season but it opened with familiar old problems for Jurgen Klopp and his team and they were encapsulated by the equalizer in stoppage-time by Miguel Britos.

Set Pieces Still A Nightmare For Reds | Five Things We Learned

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Same old problems, same old Liverpool. The 3-3 draw with Watford has only highlighted our pre-existing issues which don't appear to be anywhere near solved. With a defence looking completely lost and a midfield struggling to pass freely it was a frustrating outing a Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon for the Reds.

Watford’s late leveller leaves Klopp fuming

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp claimed Liverpool were wrongly denied a winning start to the Premier League season as Watford snatched a controversial last-gasp equaliser in a dramatic 3-3 draw on Saturday.

Reds boss Klopp was furious that Miguel Britos wasn’t ruled offside when the Watford defender poked home from on the goal-line after Richarlison’s shot was pushed onto the crossbar by Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Watford’s late leveller leaves Klopp fuming

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp claimed Liverpool were wrongly denied a winning start to the Premier League season as Watford snatched a controversial last-gasp equaliser in a dramatic 3-3 draw on Saturday.

Reds boss Klopp was furious that Miguel Britos wasn’t ruled offside when the Watford defender poked home from on the goal-line after Richarlison’s shot was pushed onto the crossbar by Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Britos late show denies Liverpool winning start at Watford

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Miguel Britos added to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s frustrations with an added-time equaliser that ensured Watford salvaged a point following a 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Klopp had spent the previous 24 hours handling the fall-out from Philippe Countinho’s transfer request after the club rejected Barcelona’s £90 million ($117.

Coutinho hands In Transfer Request After Losing Trust Of Klopp

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Philippe Coutinho has rocked Liverpool football club and its fans by handing in a transfer request on the eve of the new season.

Barcelona have had two bid already turned down for the Brazil international, and Coutinho is desperate to force through a move to the Camp Nou.

The Liverpool talisman sent an email to Liverpool's Sporting Director Michael Edwards Friday lunchtime informing him of his wish to quit the club.

‘No Offers Will Be Considered’ – Liverpool Efficiently End Barcelona’s Pursuit Of Philippe Coutinho With Strongly-Worded Statement

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Last we heard, Liverpool had knocked back a frankly exorbitant€100million bid from Barcelona to take Philippe Coutinho off their hands.

As if turning down that kind of money wasn't enough to their resolve to hold onto their star man, Liverpool's owners have now sought to quickly and efficiently snuff out Barca's obsessive pursuit by issuing a strongly-worded statement.

Pressure mounts as Liverpool aim high

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Having qualified for the Champions League in May, Liverpool’s next challenge is to win their first major trophy under Jurgen Klopp, but whether they are equipped to fulfil that aim is the source of much debate at Anfield.

Many Liverpool fans are worried their club have done relatively little in the transfer market, signing only three players, and so far failing to land their two most significant targets - RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

Reds Kick Off 17/18 At Watford Away

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Welcome back to The Liver Bird for the eighth year of me blogging about the Reds! Let's get stuck straight in with a preview for the opener against Watford shall we? Coutinho I can't really type this post without bringing up Couts can I? On Wednesday evening the Reds rejected a £90 million bid from Barcelona for the magician, it's the second time they've come knocking this season, but manager Jurgen Klopp has no plans to let one of his star players go.

Coutinho not for sale, Liverpool’s Klopp warns Barcelona

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London (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp has warned Barcelona that Liverpool have no intention of selling Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho at any price.

Barca want Coutinho to replace Neymar following the Brazilian’s world record £200 million ($260 million, 222 million euros) transfer to Paris Saint Germain earlier this month.

Jurgen Klopp blocking Philippe Coutinho transfer, insists there is no price at which Liverpool will sell

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Coutinho To Miss Watford Opener With “Back Injury”

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Philippe Coutinho could miss the start of the season with an injury, which will only ramp up speculation that his Anfield future is shrouded in doubt.

The Liverpool midfielder again missed training on Wednesday with a back problem that has sidelined him for the past week, amid an increasingly intense campaign from Barcelona to destabilize his position at Anfield.

Barcelona Chief Lands In Liverpool

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Barcelona's pursuit of Philippe Coutinho was stepped up on Tuesday morning when club directors arrived in England in an attempt to close the deal so the player can make his debut against Real Madrid on Sunday.

Oscar Grau, Raul Sanllehí and Javier Bordas hope to return to Barcelona on Tuesday night with the deal done and believe they are now pushing against an open door with Liverpool having accepted that Coutinho wants to leave.

Spurs boss Pochettino, Liverpool’s Klopp tested by great expectations

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London (AFP) – Under pressure to turn tantalising potential into tangible prizes, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp face the acid test of their talents this season.

Despite being feted as teams on the rise, Tottenham and Liverpool have yet to win a single trophy under their current managers.

Video: Jurgen Klopp screams at his Liverpool players to ‘play f***ing football’

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Klopp Hints That Liverpool Are Done Signing New Players

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Jurgen Klopp is apparently happy with what he has seen out of his Liverpool squad this season as the Liverpool boss seems content to go into the new season as is.

Klopp has insisted Liverpool will continue to explore all options but he has been impressed by the way a number of his players have risen to the challenge in pre-season particularly Alberto Moreno, who was a target for Sevilla and Napoli in June.

Klopp delighted by cut-price Liverpool stars

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Dublin (AFP) – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will keep an open mind on the Reds’ participation in the transfer market, after signing off on an unbeaten pre-season with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

The Reds boss watched 19-year-old summer signing Dominic Solanke score again, along with 17-year-old Ben Woodburn, while Alberto Moreno impressed at full back.

Liverpool down Bilbao to cap impressive pre-season

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Dublin (AFP) – Liverpool ended their globetrotting pre-season unbeaten after easing to a 3-1 win over Spanish side Athletic Bilbao at Lansdowne Road in Dublin on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side warmed up for next Saturday’s Premier League opener at Watford with an emphatic friendly victory, leaving them unbeaten inside 90 minutes over eight games that included a 3-0 win over German champions Bayern Munich.

Liverpool down Bilbao to cap impressive pre-season

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Dublin (AFP) – Liverpool ended their globetrotting pre-season unbeaten after easing to a 3-1 win over Spanish side Athletic Bilbao at Lansdowne Road in Dublin on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side warmed up for next Saturday’s Premier League opener at Watford with an emphatic friendly victory, leaving them unbeaten inside 90 minutes over eight games that included a 3-0 win over German champions Bayern Munich.

Liverpool’s Lallana out for two months

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London (AFP) – Liverpool will be without midfielder Adam Lallana for “a couple of months” due to a thigh injury, the Premier League club announced on Friday.

The England international, 29, sustained the injury during Liverpool’s friendly match against Atletico Madrid in Munich on Wednesday.

Liverpool’s Lallana out for two months

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London (AFP) – Liverpool will be without midfielder Adam Lallana for “a couple of months” due to a thigh injury, the Premier League club announced on Friday.

The England international, 29, sustained the injury during Liverpool’s friendly match against Atletico Madrid in Munich on Wednesday.

Liverpool, Napoli handed tough Champions League draws

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Paris (AFP) – Liverpool must come through a tough two-legged play-off tie against Hoffenheim if they are to return to the group stage of the Champions League after a three-year absence, following Friday’s draw.

Jurgen Klopp will take his Liverpool team back to his native Germany for the first leg on August 15 or 16 with the return at Anfield a week later

Hoffenheim, whose Rhein Neckar Arena is in Sinsheim in south-west Germany, are in the Champions League for the first time in their history after finishing fourth in the Bundesliga last season.

Liverpool, Napoli handed tough Champions League draws

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Paris (AFP) – Liverpool must come through a tough two-legged play-off tie against Hoffenheim if they are to return to the group stage of the Champions League after a three-year absence, following Friday’s draw.

Jurgen Klopp will take his Liverpool team back to his native Germany for the first leg on August 15 or 16 with the return at Anfield a week later

Hoffenheim, whose Rhein Neckar Arena is in Sinsheim in south-west Germany, are in the Champions League for the first time in their history after finishing fourth in the Bundesliga last season.

Champions League Play-Offs: Liverpool Begin Qualification Campaign With Double-Header Against Hoffenheim

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The balls are out of the fishbowls and Liverpool will kick off their first Champions League campaign in three years with a play-off against Hoffenheim.

Hoffenheim will be competing in UEFA's big cup for the very first time after their prodigious young coach, Julian Nagelsmann, guided them to a fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga last season.

Liverpool Facing Injury Crisis Ahead Of Premier League Opener

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Jurgen Klopp concedes he has a defensive "puzzle" to solve as Liverpool's injuries begin to pile up with just 11 days until the Premier League opener.

While most of the headlines surrounding Liverpool at the moment concern a possible move to Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho, Klopp's principal concern is his beat up defense ahead of the trip to Watford on August 12.

Liverpool down Hertha as Coutinho gets captain’s armband

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Berlin (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp enjoyed a perfect return to Germany on Saturday, as Liverpool beat Hertha Berlin 3-0 in a pre-season friendly with summer signings Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah both on the scoresheet.

The game also saw Philippe Coutinho, who has been heavily linked with a $93 million move to Barcelona, handed the captain’s armband, and the Liverpool fans gave the Brazilian playmaker a rousing reception.

Liverpool down Hertha as Coutinho gets captain’s armband

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Berlin (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp enjoyed a perfect return to Germany on Saturday, as Liverpool beat Hertha Berlin 3-0 in a pre-season friendly with summer signings Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah both on the scoresheet.

The game also saw Philippe Coutinho, who has been heavily linked with a $93 million move to Barcelona, handed the captain’s armband, and the Liverpool fans gave the Brazilian playmaker a rousing reception.

Coutinho stunner gives Liverpool Hong Kong win

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Hong Kong (AFP) – A moment of Philippe Coutinho magic lifted Liverpool to a 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the final of the preseason Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday.

With Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rejecting a big-money offer from Spanish giants Barcelona for Coutinho earlier this week, the mercurial Brazilian underlined his important to the Reds with a flash of individual brilliance in Hong Kong.