Klopp tells Liverpool to get over Coutinho sale


Klopp tells Liverpool to get over Coutinho sale

Klopp tells Liverpool to get over Coutinho sale

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Philippe Coutinho is the latest star player to leave Liverpool, but manager Jurgen Klopp is in no mood to indulge a funereal atmosphere.

Jurgen Klopp suspects Liverpool may have "suffered a little too much" over losing big players in the past and will not do anything "crazy" to replace Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazil international joined Barcelona for a reported fee of £142m, following in the footsteps of Luis Suarez, who left Anfield for Camp Nou in 2014.

Raheem Sterling, lured away from Merseyside by Manchester City a year later, was another high-profile recent departure whose decision to walk away caused considerable angst among Reds supporters.

Klopp has plenty of experience of losing key men, Nuri Sahin, Shinji Kagawa, Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski having left Borussia Dortmund during his time in charge at Signal Iduna Park.

Addressing the media before the Premier League match at home to Pep Guardiola's runaway leaders City on Sunday, the German called for a collective reassessment of Liverpool's mindset. 

Klopp calls for calm after Coutinho departure

"We lost plenty of players at Dortmund… one player is never a problem," he said.

"It's normal in the business. You lose a player, you buy a player. It's all about the atmosphere in the club. That's how it always is with the past, use it. Don't suffer because of it. That's how I always did it. 

"I liked Phil, his behaviour was always fantastic. There's nothing to compare [between Dortmund and Liverpool], it's only to deal with the situation. Like Sterling, like Suarez. 

"Maybe in the past this club suffered a little too much, like 'wow, how could we [allow those players to leave?']."


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