Barcelona remains my dream team -Coutinho

Barcelona remains my dream team -Coutinho

"It was his dream, and it is the truth when I say that he left Liverpool only for one club, Barcelona".

Barcelona midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, has admitted that his dream has always been to play for the club after completing his transfer from Liverpool recently.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he will be given "all the money" from the Philippe Coutinho sale to spend on new players, seemingly denying suggestions that existing deals for Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk have already seen the huge windfall spent. Liverpool played well against us.

Barcelona, for many players, are simply impossible to turn down as evidenced by Coutinho's decision to swap Liverpool for the Blaugrana. "I don't exactly know how the reaction has been, but if there is someone who should be angry, massively disappointed, then it could be the manager of the club the player is leaving".

"You can not use him if he's not 100 percent".

And the first chance to prove that is at home to runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday.

'To be able to play, win titles, make the fans happy... always play with joy.

"If you can get in between the lines and at the two centre-halves, which I feel we can, then there are chances and goals there". I knew it would be very hard if we said you had to stay here. When I lived here, we liked the city in the way we liked Rio, which is where I am from.

It is hard to deny a player his wish to move to either of the true heavyweights of world football where winners' medals are as good as guaranteed and from a business viewpoint the sale of Coutinho for £142 million made sense.

"I like Phil, fantastic player, behaviour great". There was a moment where we really had to accept that.

"He wasn't ready to do it anymore".

Before the completion of his move to Barcelona, Coutinho had registered six assists for Liverpool in 14 games. In terms of replacing him we will not do insane things. If you get an injury, if something happens in a game-you miss a ball, stuff like that-you think: 'I would love to miss it in Barcelona instead of Liverpool'.

In terms of replacing Coutinho, Klopp admits Liverpool will explore the transfer market for potential new signings, but will not be rushed into reinvesting the £142m. "We will not make insane things".

"He's a player of Leipzig, that's what I know".

After bringing his performance to an end, he adds: "So that's my song anyway, if we were to sing it on The Kop for the City game I'd love it".