Breaking: Jurgen Klopp opens up about Coutinho’s Nike controversy

Nike without any recognition advertised Barcelona shirts with Coutinho's name on the back


Jurgen Klopp has distanced himself from the Barcelona kit manufacturer Nike’s Coutinho controversy after Nike mistakenly advertised Barcelona shirts on their website featuring Philippe Coutinho’s name.

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The boldly advertise trick saw Nike show an advert on their online store on Saturday, which urged fans to buy a Barcelona shirt with Coutinho’s name embellished on the back but the page was later removed inside 60 minutes as the MNC claimed that was a mistake from them.

The advertisement read: “Where Magic Happens: Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up Camp Nou. Get your 2017/8 FC Barcelona kit with the Magician’s name on it. Act fast – free personalisation only available until January 6.”

Coutinho to Barcelona has been doing the rounds since the summer this season and also at one point in time it was believed that the Brazilain will force a move to join the Spanish side. However, despite Barcelona making three bids for the player which peaked with a £115m offer, Liverpool hold a strong stance on their player and did not let their player go.

But as expected in the January transfer window the Catalan club are again trying to lure the player and according to many, this kind of stunts are made by the Blaguarana board only to pressurise the situation.

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However manager, Jurgen Klopp following their 2-1 win over Burnley, now has dismissed the questions about Nike appearing to leak Barcelona’s signing of Philippe Coutinho and said he “couldn’t be less interested” of the claim.

Klopp said: “I heard about it. I couldn’t be less interested in anything in the world.

“But somebody told me and I thought ‘wow’. Top story.”

Coutinho has scored 12 goals and gave eight assists in his last 17 matches in all rivalries for the Reds, as he keeps on demonstrating his significance to Jurgen Klopp’s side who are fighting for a top-four spot.