Liverpool deny claims that Philippe Coutinho has handed in a transfer request

Jurgen Klopp questioned whether there are five defenders available that could improve Liverpool's squad

Jurgen Klopp questioned whether there are five defenders available that could improve Liverpool's squad

"We knew also there would be a qualification game (for Champions League spot), and now it is coming up".

How am I going to defend Simon Mignolet against the media this time?

Liverpool have won just one major trophy - the League Cup back in 2012 - in the last 11 years, while Everton are still awaiting their first honour since 1995.

Liverpool kick off their season away to Watford this weekend and they will be hoping on an improvement on a fourth place finish from last season but competition amongst the top six teams already looks ferociously competitive.

How did we get here? "I turned 50 in the summer and I forget things", he said. With Adam Lallana also sidelined, Mohamed Salah is in line to make to make his competitive Liverpool debut - and Klopp has been incredibly impressed with the Egyptian since his arrival at the club.

Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy is one of the toughest negotiators in the game while Eriksen only signed a new four-year contract 12 months ago. After his time at Roma, he has become a truly terrific attacker, with impressive output when it comes to assists and goals.

The Spaniard's flaws are well-documented. Maybe a couple of more signings would be ideal for Liverpool.

Watford had an average season but in the end avoided relegation from the Premier League. with games to spare.

Even if the Brazilian stayed and Southampton were somehow persuaded to release Virgil van Dijk from his "ordeal", Liverpool's mood would still be a confusing mix of expectation and apprehension.

However, Liverpool are in danger of losing Philippe Coutinho this summer.

Obviously, it's important that Liverpool do as well as they can in Europe, preferably in the Champions League.

Liverpool has again said that Philippe Coutinho would not be sold at any price.

Speculation over the Brazilian's future at Anfield has been rife for weeks, with Barca reportedly seeing two bids - the second in the region of £90million - rejected by the Premier League club.

Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane. Their families would socialise together and the departure of Lucas and his family will certainly have an effect on the Coutinho household.

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