Klopp said on Wednesday: "When we finished last season in fourth position everybody was really happy about it - it was really a good result for a big effort".
An hour before Klopp's news conference ahead of Saturday lunchtime's visit to Watford - live on Sky Sports Premier League - Liverpool's American owners released a statement saying no offers will be considered for Barcelona target Coutinho this summer.
"They will try to come back because they've put a lot of effort into this one" Balague said.
For many on Merseyside, the scenario is eerily familiar, with Fernando Torres, Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso, Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling all leaving when the club hoped they would stay. We've spoken with the player but not too much, a couple of meetings. "I said whatever their decision was, and there is nothing else to say about it". Derby's all I've known for the last 10, 15 years, as a club and a place.
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The excitement and anticipation of the Man City game has been marred by injury to Beram Kayal in the final warm-up match. In particular, Walker, Danilo and Mendy will have to adapt to the demands of their new manager quickly.
0935: Tony Pulis has told West Brom's official website: "I'm delighted to extend my contract because it continues the stability within the Club which is essential for its progress".
While at Derby, Hughes had long appeared on the verge of winning promotion to the Premier League until their disappointing performances last season concluded with his transfer to Watford.
It seems unlikely that Barcelona will let a chance slip by to sign of the best midfielders in the Premier League right now, but whether they are willing to splash the insane amount of cash is something we all have to wait and watch out for.
"Neither can we underestimate how hard that is".
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We only had benefit from the media relating to Makwala's not being allowed to compete which left us heart-broken. Before the news off his ban was confirmed, Makwala reportedly told the BBC that he was "ready to run".
"It's not that we decide on our own, it's also about other clubs".
0910: Good morning and welcome to the final day of the week in The Transfer Bulletin.
Barcelona have reportedly seen two bids for the 25-year-old rejected and certain outlets had claimed that the La Liga outfit had already planned an unveiling ceremony for Coutinho. The Spurs chairman has to start running the north London side like a football club and not a business, otherwise his and Mauricio Pochettino's dream of silverware will diminish into thin air.
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Finance Minister and Acting Special Minister of State Mathias Cormann today declined when asked to put a cost on the postal exercise.
Watford scored just four goals in their six pre-season friendlies, winning two, drawing two and losing two.
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