HONG KONG, CHINA - Saturday, July 22, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a post-match press conference after the Premier League Asia Trophy final match between Liverpool and Leicester City at the Hong Kong International Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Watch Jurgen Klopp’s pre-Hoffenheim press conference here

Watch Jurgen Klopp speak to the media ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League play-off first-leg clash against Hoffenheim.

Klopp’s squad arrived in Germany on Tuesday afternoon, with no Daniel Sturridge or Philippe Coutinho in the 22-man travelling party.

The Liverpool boss was once again asked about Coutinho’s absence, and the Brazilian’s desire to leave the club this summer.

He provided an injury update on the No. 10, along with Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge, with the latter expected to be “ready for the weekend,” when the Reds take on Crystal Palace.

His experience against Hoffenheim, and his opinion of their impressive young manager, Julian Nagelsmann, were also on the agenda.

“I’m the old horse in the stable, and there’s a young horse already. A big, big coaching talent,” he said.

“We don’t know each other, when I left Germany I think he was still the U19s coach. [But] I have really followed his way since then.

“I like good football, his team plays interesting, good football. I follow his way.

“He’s not the only one but he’s a good example of a lot of really good young managers in Germany.”

Jordan Henderson followed his manager out in front of the media, and was unsurprisingly asked the squad’s view on Coutinho’s unrest.

“It shouldn’t have any effect at all,” he said. “If you ask everyone they want Phil to stay because he’s a world-class player.”

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