Liverpool also against Hoffenheim without much talked about Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho, who preys on a departure to FC Barcelona, is not in the Liverpool selection Monday to Germany heading for the heenwedstrijd in the play-offs of the Champions League against Hoffenheim.
Coutinho is not among the 22 names that Liverpool Monday announced. Georginio Wijnaldum is in the selection.
The 25-year-old Coutinho was missing last week all on the training of the ‘Reds’, and he also did not participate in the first competitieduel of Liverpool with Watford on Saturday (3-3), officially because of a back injury.
The Brazilian, however, also already weeks in the warm interest of FC Barcelona, that a successor to the looking for the to Paris Saint-Germain left Neymar. The Catalans would a bid of 100 million euro have laid down, but that was rejected by Liverpool.
The club manager Juergen Klopp reported Friday in an official statement that Coutinho this transfer will not leave, but the playmaker that he was there, according to British media do not give up and filed a transferverzoek in.
If Coutinho in the Champions League out of Liverpool, then he can this season in that tournament for another club play.
Liverpool close in the summer departure of Barcelona coveted Coutinho from
The duel between Hoffenheim and Liverpool begins Tuesday night at 20.45 hours. The return is next week on Wednesday at Anfield.
Referee Björn Kuipers has the lead in the heenwedstrijd in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. The Twente arbitrator in the German Sinsheim assistance of Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra.
Mario Diks is the fourth official. Pol van Boekel and Dennis Higler are the fifth and sixth official.
For Hoffenheim means the match against Liverpool debut in a European context. The club plays has only been nine seasons in the Bundesliga.
A 22-man squad is heading to Hoffenheim. ?
Full list of the travelling Reds: https://t.co/z9G2TiB9mP
Time of placing
10:29 – August 14, 2017
Hoffenheim-Liverpool is Tuesday night live, broadcast on Veronica and NUsport. The broadcast starts at 20.00 hours.