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Liverpool manager Klopp on Coutinho move: We couldn't afford him

Jurgen Klopp has hinted Liverpool wanted to re-sign Philippe Coutinho.

The former Reds midfielder joined Bayern Munich on a season-long loan deal after a disappointing 18 month spell with Barcelona.

Klopp told Goal and Spox: "It sounds a bit strange, but we could not afford it, we have already spent the cash that we got for him.

The German added: "We were reluctant to hand him over, but Barcelona forced us with money, so to speak.

"The move makes sense for both sides. He's a super player and a great boy. He is a world-class footballer who can change games in the right environment."

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