Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Coutinho has been left out of tonights Champions League qualifier against Hoffenheim due to a back injury.

Klopp said “He isn’t available for us at the moment, thats the principal problem.  and everyone knows its a big problem for us, we knew about his situation for a couple of days so we have had time to prepare for this game without him, just like we have to prepare without Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge.”

With Coutihnos window display removed from the Liverpool store, handing in his transfer request and having a “back” injury seems like the deal with Barcelona will happen at some point this summer.