Klopp issues Coutinho warning to Barcelona

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool have no intention of selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.

Coutinho continues to be tipped for a reunion with former Reds team mate Luis Suarez and compatriot Neymar by moving to the Nou Camp.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been tipped as potential suitors for the playmaker despite seeing a €30 million bid rejected by Anfield officials last summer.

The Brazil international spent the past six weeks on the sidelines with an ankle ligament injury but is set to be included in the squad for Wednesday’s EFL Cup semi-final with Southampton.

And Klopp remains relaxed about Coutinho’s future after he pledged his future to Liverpool with a deal which currently is set to expire in summer 2020.

He said: “We never had any ideas or plans or any talks about him leaving, because he is our player.

“There are no other ideas, nothing has changed.

“It would be nice if big clubs forgot about a player completely because he’s been injured for five or six weeks.

“Big clubs don’t think in this way unfortunately. It was not a big injury so there was no question of him not being the same player afterwards.

“I’m not sure it’s like this though, but he is our player and that is it.”