Jürgen Klopp has stated in past weeks that Coutinho is not for sale, but has now admitted that the decision to keep him or not is out of his hands.
“As a manager of a football club I have bosses," Klopp said at a press conference. "And if the bosses decide, for example, just in general, if sell a player or we don’t sell him, then I have to accept it."
“If they don't sell him, then I’m not involved anymore. I am responsible for all of players, not just one, two or three. I cannot say anything about it. I work with the players I have, that is what I’m always doing."
“So how does it change something for me? I didn’t make the decision. I think it was pretty clear what the club, FSG, said about it. At the moment, I’m just concentrating on my team.”