Jurgen Klopp has been speaking about Philippe Coutinho after Liverpool rejected a second bid for the midfielder from Barcelona.
“From a financial standpoint, there is no price limit to let him go or a price that we are ready to give in,” Klopp told Sky Germany. “Our goal is to have the best possible team. So we want to keep our guys and add new ones. That is our plan.
“Today no player on the planet is untouchable. But a transfer is also a question of timing and if you have the opportunity and the need to react to such a transfer.
“Also you have to ask, if you have the time to react. But just because of one request of one club, we don’t have to think about that. We are not in that situation.
“Liverpool is not a club that has to sell players. That is set in stone. So what they pay in the end doesn’t matter.”
While interested in joining Barcelona, Coutinho has not agitated for a Liverpool exit and has shown no sign of doing so since the first bid was made. Klopp spoke to the forward in Hong Kong when Barcelona first formalised their interest to stress his importance to the team and reiterate the club’s determination to keep him at Anfield.
He is expected to miss the opening game of the Premier League season on Saturday, when Liverpool travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford, due to a back injury.