Saying that the realisation had left him both confounded and distraught, Jurgen Klopp today revealed that he was disappointed that his constant repetition of the word “BOOM” has not been enough to convince Philippe Coutinho to stay at Anfield.
Coutinho has been consistently linked with a transfer to Barcelona throughout the transfer window, though Klopp is said to have mostly remained calm over speculation due to his confidence in the buzzword.
Speaking to media today however, the Liverpool coach admitted that he felt slightly betrayed that his constant utterance of his now trademark phrase has not persuaded the Brazilian attacker to prolong his tenure at the Merseyside club.
“Phil and I have a very good relationship, so when I heard about Barcelona’s interest and Phil said he was considering moving, I wasn’t worried,” said Klopp today, adding that he had previously assumed that all he had to do was shout “BOOM” in the ex-Inter player’s face and everything would be fine.
“He came in, told me, and I just opened my mouth and said ‘BOOOOOOM’. I was expecting him to laugh and say, ‘Okay, I’ll stay’, but he just looked at me and repeated that he wants to go. Now I don’t know what to think.”
At press time, Klopp admitted that he regretted not attempting to say anything other than “BOOM” when Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski asked to leave his former club, Borussia Dortmund.