“Go somewhere else, to Barcelona, to Bayern Munich, to Real Madrid, and you will be just another player. Here you can be something more.”
Upon the sale, he ensured supporters that the club had done everything within their power to persuade Coutinho to stay but they were always fighting a lost cause.
After reluctantly sanctioning the transfer, Klopp made a promise that no other of their top stars would follow Coutinho out of the exit door.
He said: “As a club we have to be like there is no need to leave from the sports side.