German manager responds to pictures on Nike website suggesting deal was already done for Brazilian to join the Catalan club
“I heard about it. Somebody told me and I thought ‘wow’. But I couldn’t be less interested in anything in the world,” Klopp said.
“Him (Coutinho) and Mohamed (Salah) are injured, not massively but enough for today, no chance and at least a doubt for Everton.”
Despite Coutinho and Salah’s absences, Estonia defender Ragnar Klavan scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner for Liverpool after Johann Berg Gudmundsson had cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opener.
And Klopp was most satisfied with the fortitude shown by his defence on a day when they might have wilted against a dogged Burnley side.
“I am really happy about our attitude and character,” Klopp said. “You need to win your average games, win with attitude when you are not 100 per cent.
“Burnley were an opponent motivated at the highest level. We needed to be ready for the wind, rain.
“It was cold and you need first of all concentration, you need readiness to work really hard, organisation, discipline and a little bit of luck. We deserved the three points.
“We need the wins on the not sunny days. It was a fantastic moment when we scored. I was never in doubt about the character of my boys.”
Philippe Coutinho missed the start of the Premier League season with injury but has been in strong form, scoring seven times in the league for the Merseyside club.
Sports apparel manufacturers Nike have created a flurry of speculation around the future of Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho after they appeared to use his name in an advertisement on their website to promote Barcelona apparel.
The advertisement, which read “Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up Camp Nou”, was deleted shortly after it appeared and it was unclear if the advertisement was genuine or the website had been hacked, the BBC and other British media reported.
The Catalan side, however, made several attempts at signing the Brazilian last year but could not reach the 200 million euros ($240.04 million) Liverpool wanted for the midfielder, local media reported at the time.
Barcelona said in October they were ready to mount a new bid for the 25-year-old in the January transfer window.
Coutinho missed the start of the Premier League season with injury but has been in strong form, scoring seven times in the league for the Merseyside club.
Barcelona sold winger Neymar to Paris St. Germain for a world record fee of 222 million euros last August, before spending an initial 105 million euros on Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele.