He is also set to miss Saturday’s home Premier League match against Crystal Palace (15:00 BST kick-off).
United Kingdom bookmakers remain confident that Coutinho will eventually join Barcelona – with odds generally around 1/2 that the Catalan club get their man, with it being almost 2/1 that Coutinho will stay at Anfield.
“We will surely not wait until the last day [of the transfer window]”.
“He said, “[Speculation is] no problem for us. This bid would’ve been an offer of around £118m, according to the English press.
“If a player came to see me and asked to leave, I’d want to know the reason why and if it was a club like Barcelona I’d understand”, the former Wales global wrote in a column for Paddy Power. “Currently, there is no offer that would allow us to make that transfer”. We had other chances, but it was hard, and I’m completely happy with how the boys did the job today.
“The first half could have been better, 100 per cent”.
Andrew Robertson performed well on his competitive debut, while youngster Joe Gomez produced a strong showing at right-back, and Klopp was delighted to see his decision to rotate his full-backs pay off.
Worse was to come for the Dutchman when he learnt that winger Wilfried Zaha will be out for a month with a knee injury suffered in that opening-day clash.
De Boer could not put a time frame on the Ivory Coast international’s return, although he is definitely out of the trip to Liverpool.
“That’s very negative news for us and everyone who loves Crystal Palace”.
He told BeIN Sports: “Liverpool fans won’t like what I’m about to say here, but a large part of it is Liverpool’s fault”.