By 90Min
December 21, 2017

Jurgen Klopp has claimed that Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho are unaffected by any distractions with the January transfer window soon to open.

The midfield duo have both been heavily linked with moves away from the club, with Juventus after Can and Barcelona coveting Coutinho.

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The German international has failed to put pen-to-paper on an offer of a new deal at Anfield, meaning he could leave on a cut-price deal or a free in the summer as things currently stand.

Barcelona are supposedly keen to come back in for Brazilian maestro Coutinho after failing in their pursuit last summer, and would be prepared to shell out £132m for his services.

The papers have been printing stories about the pair for weeks now, but Reds boss Klopp has insisted they have not been distracted. He said, as quoted by the Independent: "Neither Emre or Phil gave me for one second the impression that they aren't interested in what we are doing here. They're completely in the team & will be until it is not like this any more - and when this will be? I have no clue!"‬

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Certainly in the case of Coutinho Klopp's words ring true - the 25-year-old has been in fine form of late, and was on the scoresheet again against Bournemouth last weekend.

Can however has struggled for consistency of late, and has harboured criticism from his own supporters for having his mind elsewhere.

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