>
My tribe

Klopp insists Liverpool can recover from Coutinho sale: Just like Dortmund

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists the club will recover from the sale of Philippe Coutinho.

Klopp was asked about the significance of losing key players - as he had as manager of Borussia Dortmund previously.

"I don't know if you can compare," he said. "We lost plenty of players at Dortmund. We couldn't deal with that very well in the end, but when it was one player it was not a problem.

"If you want to know, the player of the season in Germany in 2011 was Nuri Sahin. He was the best player, played an outstanding season and he left. The replacement was Ilkay Gundogan, and he needed half a year. Things like this happen.

Nuri Sahin left Klopp's Dortmund in 2011

"It's normal in the business. You lose a player, you buy a player and all the players need to react. It's all about the atmosphere in the club.

"On Sunday, if there is a free kick from 18 yards or 20 yards and everybody in the stadium is thinking 'ah, Phil!' then....that would be quite, not too cool!

"The team will not. We will have solutions, 100 per cent. With the past, use it, don't suffer because of it.

"I like Phil, he was a fantastic player. I said to him after a game 'Chapo! What a character!' But he still wanted to leave, and now he's there and we are still here. We can't compare, we just have to deal with the situation.

"This club in the past had one or two situations where, looking from afar, they didn't deal too well. Like Sterling, who made a decision, like Suarez, stuff like this. It's a normal thing, we have to make the best of it - and it's easy because we have fantastic players."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?