Jurgen Klopp Makes Orwellian Remark on Philippe Coutinho Situation

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Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp is quite often notable for his quotable comments in interviews. The entertaining and engaging German did it again by referencing literary legend George Orwell when asked to assess the Philippe Coutinho situation. The wantaway midfielder put in an official transfer request to Barcelona, with the Catalan side making three bids for the Brazilian.

Anfield rejected all three bids, and despite the elongated and protracted soap opera that unfolded, Klopp maintains that Liverpool are now exactly in the situation that they want to be in.

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Obviously, many observers in the world football community have concern about how Coutinho will be re-integrated into the side, and where his head is at right now. The situation is very reminiscent of another player in northwest England trying to move to a Spanish superpower, but not getting his wish. In 2015, David de Gea saw his dream move from Manchester United to Real Madrid fall apart in the 11th hour on deadline day. United had no issue successfully easing him back into the groove, so it’s though that LFC will do the same with Coutinho.

Jurgen Klopp maintains that he has no issue selecting Coutinho, and in doing so he referenced George Orwell, the immortal author known for his political insight and omnipotent characters in his novels. Thus, Klopp went Orwellian in this interview, transcript via The Guardian.

“We still have a really good player in the squad who can play,” said Klopp, speaking to German media outlet SPORT1 after coaching in Nikolce Noveski’s testimonial game at former club Mainz. “Don’t believe everything in the press or that there are offers here and there and that the minute after the offer has been entered, it should already be over.”

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“We are not like George Orwell where everybody knows everything immediately. We have exactly the situation we wanted and no other.”

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  1. I hope LFC will be Champions, but i do not believe. Because there are no money.

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