UOL Esporte has revealed Renato Velasco had travelled to Klopp's house to discuss the possibility of his client becoming the first player since Abel Xavier in 2002 to cross the divide.
Velasco was indeed at Klopp's house - but only to drop off a friend of the Liverpool manager.
He reportedly told Sport Witness: "So my meeting with Klopp had nothing to do with Richarlison.
“I am an agent of a player of Germany (Noah Weißhaupt), of Freiburg and the U20 of Germany, where his father played with Klopp and they're friends. So they did not see each other in time and I went to his house to take Marcos (the father).
“It has nothing to do with Richarlison, the people who made the link have added one thing to another."