The German tactician has no power over a possible transfer.
Jürgen Klopp claimed that the future of Liverpool’s No.10 is not in his hands at this point, but at the hands of Liverpool board.
The 25-year-old lodged a transfer request on Friday in an attempt to force a move through to Barcelona who had a second bid rejected by the Merseyside club.
“I can say something that is maybe more important,” Klopp said following Liverpool’s frustrating draw against Watford, according to DailyMail.
“As a manager of a football club I have bosses. And if the bosses decide, for example, just in general, if sell a player or we don’t sell him, then I have to accept it.
“If they don’t sell him, then I’m not involved anymore. I am responsible for all of players, not just one, two or three. I cannot say anything about it. I work with the players I have, that is what I’m always doing.
“So how does it change something for me? I didn’t make the decision.
“I think it was pretty clear what the club, FSG, said about it,’ added Klopp. ‘At the moment I’m just concentrating on my team.”