“If they don’t sell him, then I’m not involved anymore,” Klopp said.
“I’m responsible for all of players, not just one, two or three. I cannot say anything about it.
“The only thing is I work with the players I have, that is what I’m always doing. So how it change something for me? I didn’t make the decision.”
Asked if Coutinho’s transfer request could change the club’s stance, Klopp added: “You have to ask the club. I didn’t see the club today — those people.
“You have to ask them. But I don’t think so because I think it was pretty clear what the club, FSG, said about it.”
The Coutinho controversy added to Klopp’s frustration after Liverpool squandered the chance to claim an opening day victory by conceding a stoppagetime equaliser.
Klopp was less impressed with Liverpool’s defending at setpieces that led to two of Watford’s goals.
“We had our moments, then we conceded an offside goal,” he said.
“That’s really not fun. Difficult to accept. But we know we can do better and we have to do better.”
Watford manager Marco Silva introduced £18 million record signing Andre Gray from the bench and admitted there is more to come from the former Burnley forward.
“Andre Gray did only two sessions with me and he did not know very well what I want from him in the match,” Silva said.
“He is on the bench because we work the last five or six weeks to prepare for this match.” AFP