Coutinho stated his desire to leave via email.
"I have to accept decisions from owners, that's how it is, and sometimes from players, but for this moment I just have to concentrate on my team".
I'm not buying this Klopp aura, that Jurgen Klopp is a "super coach", his career doesn't point that way.
He said: "I respect a players' right to want to go somewhere else, particularly when a club like Barcelona ask for you, it must be very hard to turn down and I understand why his head has been turned".
"I don't think (it changes anything)".
"I had no time to think about it today because that's how it is with all other players who are not available", Klopp said of the situation surrounding the Brazilian.
"You have to ask the club". It was pretty clear what the club said about it.
The Daily Telegraph's chief sports writer Paul Hayward says Coutinho would be a great loss to Liverpool, and believes Barcelona could have made their approach earlier.
However, with the game well into injury time, Britos bundled the ball home after Liverpool once again failed to deal with a Watford corner.
Klopp was pleased with Salah's second half display following the Egypt winger's club record £34 million move from Roma.
Watford's Stefano Okaka scores his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match at Vicarage Road, Watford, England, Saturday, August 12, 2017. "In the beginning everyone could see he struggled a bit against Jose Holebas, a really strong man, he was a little bit too much on the wing, things like this. So yes, I am fine with his contribution".
But he says it's unfair that Liverpool have been put in this situation on the eve of their opening game against Watford - and argued the transfer window should close before the season starts. But at the end, is it enough if you concede one goal? That's really not fun.
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