Liverpool boss calm on reports linking star with big-money exit

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is unfazed by talk linking Philippe Coutinho with a summer exit from Anfield and insists the Brazilian will not be sold, per Sky.

Coutinho, 24, has been in fine form for the Reds this term, spearheading their push for a return to the Champions League next season.

The playmaker has long been a reported target of both Barcelona and Real Madrid, and his close relationship with international teammate Neymar has got Liverpool fans worried somewhat.

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But Klopp says he is remaining calm on the situation and is more focussed on bringing players to Anfield in the summer rather than allowing them to leave.

“When did he sign his new contract?” the German said when asked about the interest in Coutinho, jokingly adding: “With a £400m clause!

“There are absolutely no plans [to sell]. What our owners say is there is the absolute opportunity not to sell anybody if we do not want to.

“That means we can bring in other players and it is a good situation. We have a stable squad with a good basis.

“We want to bring a few in with fresh blood, but nobody will leave us without our say so I am completely relaxed about this.”

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