Liverpool manager Klopp keeps Coutinho out selection against City
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has for Philippe Coutinho have no place in his clash was reserved for the uitduel with Manchester City. According to the German coach, the Brazilian is still some extra training effort necessary before he made his comeback.
“I had to make a decision. We have the next three weeks, seven games”, let Klopp Friday know at a press conference.
“We must now prepare ourselves for the rest of the season, so I have decided to use him against City even outside of the selection.”
The 25-year-old Coutinho came in this season is still not in action for Liverpool. According to the ‘Reds’ had the playmaker officially with a back injury, but probably played a transfersoap the largest role.
The 29-fold-international, during the last transfer in the interest of FC Barcelona. The Catalan club, however, refused to meet the asking price of less than eur 200 million.
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According to Klopp, was the situation with Coutinho not easy for Liverpool. “Maybe a few of you a few weeks separated with your friends, or wife lived, but if you that weeks ignore, it is good to do,” he said to the journalists present.
“It wasn’t easy, but that is the transfer”, he continued. “It is not the first and certainly not the last time that such things happen. I think we are fine to have addressed. All the rumors in the media are accurate for 100 percent.”
When Brazil played Coutinho last week in the world cup kwalificatieduels with Ecuador and Colombia, but twice as a substitute.
“He came Thursday back and accepted the situation. Now we need to make sure that he is fit and will play,” said Klopp, who thinks that the midfielder should first go for a workout before he returned to the main force of Liverpool.
“Coutinho did against City, maybe fifteen to twenty minutes can participate. It seems to me, however, wiser to him first, still four to five days on the training ground to work. He went there fully agree.”
The largest foreign transfers
An overview of the largest foreign transfers. Neymar left Barcelona FC for no fewer than 222 million euros for Paris Saint-Germain.
Ousmane Dembélé: from Borussia Dortmund to FC Barcelona
Kylian Mbappé: from AS Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain
Romelu Lukaku: Everton to Manchester United
Alvaro Morata: Real Madrid to Chelsea
Benjamin Mendy: from AS Monaco to Manchester City
Alexandre Lacazette: from Olympique Lyon to Arsenal
Kyle Walker: Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City
James Rodriguez: Real Madrid to Bayern Munich (on rental basis)
Bernardo Silva: AS Monaco to Manchester City
Leonardo Bonucci: Juventus to AC Milan
Mohamed Salah: from AS Roma to Liverpool
Corentin Tolisso: from Olympique Lyon to Bayern Munich
Tiemoué Bakayoko: from AS Monaco to Chelsea
Ederson: from Benfica to Manchester City
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Federico Bernardeschi: from Fiorentina to Juventus
Nemanja Matic: Chelsea to Manchester United
Davinson Sanchez: from Ajax to Tottenham Hotspur
Near Keita: RB Leipzig to Liverpool (summer 2018)
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Manchester City must be in the top match against Liverpool without captain Vincent Kompany. The Belgian defender is struggling with a kuitblessure, suffered during the world cup qualifier of the ‘Red Devils’ against Gibraltar (9-0).
Manager Pep Guardiola is expected that Kompany next week Wednesday in The Cockpit in the Champions League match against Feyenoord again can join.
The German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan for his official comeback in the City. Gundogan ran at the end of last year a serious knee injury, and was therefore several months off. He recently made his first speelminuten during a practice game.
Manchester City succeeded during the transfer is not in Alexis Sanchez to take over Arsenal. Guardiola had the Chilean attacker would like to have, but he could not find in the construction that Arsenal proposed. “They wanted Alexis to trade for Raheem Sterling. But I saw that absolutely not sit.”
Liverpool take the Saturday to 13.30 on against Manchester City. The team of Klopp after three matches in the Premier League are second with seven points. City has same number of points, but are occupied by a less goal difference in fourth place.
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