Klopp tells Barca to forget about Coutinho

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has a message for Barcelona in their pursuit of playmaker Philippe Coutinho: “We are not a selling club”.

The Reds have reportedly rejected a £72m offer for the Brazilian midfielder and the five-year contract he signed back in January has no release clause.

"Phil is a very important player for us," Klopp said. "The nice news for us is that he's still young. He has improved a lot since I've been here and he can still improve a lot.

"I'm not surprised that any club is interested in players at Liverpool. The very important message is that we are not a selling club and that's how it is.

"We believe in working together and developing together. We want to make the next step together and for this we need to stay together."