Jurgen Klopp answers questions on Liverpool replacing Philippe Coutinho


"If nothing happens in this moment, Mo is back", Klopp said.

Jurgen Klopp has explained how he made the "final decision" to sell Philippe Coutinho this month, with Liverpool's owners backing his choice either way. Do I think I can use him still and help us? We had a lot of talks about different things, how we can do this or that, but if somebody denies things like that then it is clear the decision is done.

"He's a good guy we play against each other a couple of times - he's a fantastic player".

"You can not use him if he's not 100 per cent. Philippe Coutinho is a world-class player but if he's not 100 per cent, he's not that worldwide class or Premier League class".

Tomorrow Liverpool get their first opportunity against the Premier League's runaway leaders City, who beat them 5-0 in the reverse fixture, a game that saw Sadio Mane sent off. If anybody would say afterwards it's because he didn't fight enough, they will never know 100 percent all the information. The Brazilian makes up for his pace rating with higher shooting and passing ability in the game and also has a better weak-foot four-star rating and four-star skill move rating.

"It changed the season for City in a positive way and gave us a little knock for a few days and weeks". Names such as Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez have been rumoured to move to Anfield, but Thierry Henry believes Jurgen Klopp may already have such a player on his books. And I'm not.

"I know the club tried everything to convince Phil to stay here and carry on together with us."
Philippe Coutinho is a world class player but if he's not 100%, he's not that global class, Premier League class, you lose the grip.

"I love that, but that doesn't mean we will win against Man City, but that does mean we can be really hard for City".

"I haven't really even thought about Phil leaving", insists Liverpool's summer arrival from Arsenal, fresh from the mid-season break that followed the FA Cup defeat of Everton. He is a player of Leipzig, that's what I know and will be here in the summer, that's what I know as well. And despite Fabian having had a fantastic season, he doesn't have the bank of knowledge that he perhaps would've if he'd grown up playing at left-back.

It'll be a great test for them on Sunday, to see whether they're able to move on quickly and emerge on top in what promises to be one of the most exciting games so far this season. "It looks really good, cool".