Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is confident in-form playmaker Philippe Coutinho sees his future at the club but admits they have to create an atmosphere where no-one wants to leave.
The Brazil international’s form for club and country this season has seen him linked with the likes of Barcelona in recent weeks.
Coutinho signed a new five-year deal in February last year but his growing importance to the side could see him get an improved offer in an attempt to ward off interest from some of Europe’s top sides.
Klopp, however, is happy with the current situation and while he accepts Liverpool will never be able to compete with clubs who offer mega-millions he believes they have something to counteract that.
“The club is not a problem, our owners are not a problem,” said the German.”It is creating the perspective that no-one wants to leave. That is all it is about.
“If there is a club that can pay double what we pay then I will bring the player there because who am I to say ‘No, no no, please don’t think about the family and the kids and the grandkids and their kids but I don’t know a lot of clubs in the world who are able to do this.
“First of all before we talk about money we have to create an atmosphere in and around the club where no-one wants to leave.”