Klopp on possible Coutinho sale: "I am not part of the discussion"

Julian Nagelsmann 30 during Hoffenheim training on Monday

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp does not think that Philippe Coutinho will be sold to Barcelona in this summer's transfer window.

But the visitors were punished for sloppy defending and missing a string of chances as Britos popped up at the near post to delight the home fans at Vicarage Road, leaving Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp blaming the officials and bad luck.

Liverpool's players sympathise with Philippe Coutinho for wanting to join Barcelona, according to Sky Sports News HQ. Asked whether he was upset with Coutinho's conduct, the manager said: "First of all, if I would be upset with the player, I would tell him".

"If they don't sell him, then I'm not involved anymore". "I am responsible for the whole team, all these players and I need to focus on the players who are available". We have to work on it but for us different things are important, the physicality in the beginning - not ready for these things. "I work with the players I have - that is what I'm always doing". We passed but we couldn't see what we actually wanted.

A fully-fit Emre Can believes Liverpool's vibrant and enthusiastic dressing room can generate a positive start to the Premier League season. "Hard to accept. But we know we can do better and we have to do better".

Klopp said he was also a doubt for Tuesday's Champions League play-off first leg at Hoffenheim as he had "not been in training since last Friday". "I was not properly fit and I came back late and I got an injury - it was not flawless", he told the club's website.

The midfielder submitted a transfer request after the Reds said he was not for sale and rejected a 100 million euros (£90m) bid from Barcelona. "We defended a lot of them really well, but at the end is it enough if we concede one goal? No".

Klopp felt he took time to get into the game in the first half, but was pleased with the Egypt international's overall contribution. So how it change something for me? If you ask early enough, you can either switch the plan of whatever. I think part of the problem here is that you have to be realistic about these transfers, if he wants to go he wants to go. I don't make the decision.

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