Today, the latest on Riyad Mahrez....
Sanchez was linked with Liverpool before moving to Arsenal in 2014 and could be now available on the cheap with his contract at the Emirates Stadium set to expire in the summer. It's not that there was an open question or something and in the end 50 per-cent pro, 50 per-cent con and then I had to make the decision.
"We will have 11 players and play fantastic football without Phil".
"You miss a person and if you don't miss them then something would have been wrong in the time you were together".More news: DnB Asset Management AS Buys 2200 Shares of Constellation Brands, Inc. (STZ)
"We don't have to replace him".
As preparation for a big game, selling a top player is hardly ideal and that would have been reflected on the training ground. "Having a player of his quality and bringing him out there [to play], but his head is already away, and then he plays at 40 percent, gets injured or not, it's a hard situation for the whole squad".
"He was convinced he wanted to go, so in the second half of the season we couldn't have used him. Right [player] before expensive".
Coutinho scored 54 goals in 201 league and cup appearances for Liverpool after joining for £8.5m from Inter Milan in January 2013.More news: Vikings activate Sam Bradford to 53-man roster
The Corkman also claims to have the answers when it comes to reinvesting Coutinho's £142 million transfer fee.
"There was no other option", Jurgen Klopp responded when asked why the transfer deal was done.
"If we struggle in the next few games, it isn't because Coutinho isn't here anymore, it is because of the team". I won't start doing that now. I didn't mind too much people talking because I knew that's what would happen. I try to play happy. We all know that. Klopp also refused to rule out a departure for Sturridge this month. It's a pretty easy answer. It's how it is.
It remains to be seen whether the Brazilian will be replaced before the close of the current transfer window on 31 January but Klopp assured supporters that new signings will come, either by the end of the month or in the summer. You lose a player, you buy a player. But I have nothing to see. Really, it is a normal, normal thing and we have only to make the best of it.More news: Red Wings call up Dominic Turgeon as Abdelkader, Helm fall injured