Speaking about Coutinho's relationship with Barcelona's Neymar, he told Spanish daily newspaper Sport: "They complement each other tactically. There was one goal [for Brazil against Paraguay] they were brilliant for, Neymar on the left, Coutinho coming in to the middle".
"So I thought 'how can I work with these two talented players?'" The Catalonians need a traditional central midfielder with Andres Iniesta and Coutinho is viewed as more of a forward in their eyes.
"I don't want to pretentiously give my opinion about Barcelona".
With Sadio Mané to return fit next season after a knee injury ruled him out for the last few weeks of the season and Roberto Firmino fit and talented as ever, Klopp will be keen to keep his attackers together.
"Yes, this is an alternative if we shuffle (the team)", he said. "We will only see this when we do it".
Messi's Spanish jail sentence for tax fraud to stand
Messi's Barcelona contract is due to expire in June 2018 and the club are now engaged in a process to extend that contract. According to the BBC , the case will now return to the court in Barcelona that handed down the original judgement.
Vermont Governor Vetoes Marijuana Legalization Bill
Opponents of the legislation thanked Scott for killing the bill, but they said they anxious about a possible follow-up. Phil Scott over the state budget, which he has vowed to veto because of a disagreement over teacher health care plans.
Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup
Kelly has yet to dress since the first round against Boston, but the 36-year-old forward does have 91 games of playoff experience. If the Penguins win, they'll be the first Stanley Cup champion to return to the finals since Detroit in 2009.
Wayward humpback whale stuck in California harbor
Rescue workers have attempted to guide a humpback whale out to sea after it became stuck in a California harbour. Whale experts told Higgins it appeared to be a healthy juvenile, although he didn't know its age.