Jurgen Klopp's Response To Philippe Coutinho 'Nike Leak' Question Is Superb
With the January transfer window just around the corner, the Coutinho to Barca stories resurfaced - kickstarted by fans noticing that Barca sponsors Nike had created an ad promoting the Brazilian being in their colours.
That ad has since been removed from all versions of Nike's website, but the stories about Coutinho moving to the La Liga giants remain.
Well. That's concerning isn't it?
Nike wankers.https://t.co/H1D4ulQIFy#Coutinho #LFC #FCB pic.twitter.com/A5RVQ8BgRr
- Paul J Machin (@ThePaulMachin) December 31, 2017
And they were only fuelled earlier today when he was left out of the Liverpool squad for the trip to Burnley in the English Premier League.
Mohamed Salah also missed out, with both players nursing injuries and therefore left out by Klopp.
But the German manager was still asked about his star player's future and didn't appear to care about the Nike story when it was brought up after the game:
"I couldn't be less interested in anything in the world!" :joy:
Jurgen Klopp emphatically plays down rumours of @Phil_Coutinho's imminent @LFC departure. #BURLIV #LFC pic.twitter.com/v8PlWvfmxx
- Hayters Teamwork (@HaytersTeamwork) January 1, 2018
Klopp on Coutinho appearing on Nike's website as a Barcelona player: "I couldn't be less interested." #LFC
- Glenn Price (@GlennPrice94) January 1, 2018
Typical Klopp answer there.
Liverpool are next in action against Everton in the FA Cup on Friday night and they'll be hoping Coutinho is fit for that and the transfer talk has subsided.
The Reds coped without him today though, winning 2-1 against a stubborn Burnley thanks to Ragnar Klavan's injury-time winner
Liverpool taking Nike to court over the coutinho reveal despite the fact Klopp met Van Dijk in a hotel, the club sourced him a house, and offered him a squad number without any permission from Southampton. Ashamed of nothing, offended by everything. #LFC #SaintsFC
- Liam Houghton (@Liam_Houghton98) January 1, 2018
BREAKING: ESPN Brazil report that Liverpool will go to court over the fact that Nike, Barcelona's kit supplier, announced the arrival of Coutinho to Barcelona.
- DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) January 1, 2018
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