Barcelona vs Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho is missed but we have coped well, says Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp believes that Liverpool have coped nicely with the departure of Philippe Coutinho, regardless of admitting that they nonetheless ‘miss’ the Barcelona playmaker.

Klopp and Coutinho will likely be reunited for the primary time on Wednesday evening because the participant’s £142million transfer to the Camp Nou in January of final 12 months.

The Brazil worldwide has struggled at instances to reside as much as his hefty switch charge and may very well be missed by head coach Ernesto Valverde on Wednesday evening.

Coutinho is competing with Ousmane Dembele for a spot in Barcelona’s entrance three, alongside Lionel Messi and one other Liverpool outdated boy Luis Suarez.

However Klopp declared on Tuesday evening that Coutinho remains to be a participant of the very best high quality, whose abilities are missed at Anfield.

“I do know lots of people make shit tales about that,” he mentioned, when requested about Coutinho’s exit from Liverpool.

“Sure, we miss Phil Coutinho lots. He’s a world class participant. I beloved working along with him, however we needed to deal with out him and we did nicely. That’s all I can say. 

“Once I first heard he needed to go to Barcelona, I can’t think about we had been that good with it. However all good for each side.”

Liverpool play Barcelona within the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday evening, with the return leg at Anfield subsequent week.

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