The statement on Coutinho from Liverpool's owners is the latest blow for Barcelona in their plans to rebuild their squad after Neymar's move to Paris St Germain for 222 million euros weakened their attack.
A statement from Fenway Sports Group on Liverpool's official website on Friday morning simply could not have made the club's stance any clearer.
And the German boss, speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool's 2017/18 Premier League season opener away to Watford on Saturday, said: "I think if somebody, in this case FSG, is saying something like this it is the statement".
"He has tremendous love for the club and its fans but, like Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez have pointed out in the past, Liverpool does not let its players leave on amicable terms".
Liverpool new boy Mohamed Salah is expected to make his competitive debut for the Anfield outfit tomorrow as Klopp looks to cope without Coutinho, but you can flip a coin on whether or not Andy Robertson will be given the same honour as the Scotsman competes with the likes of James Milner and Alberto Moreno for a spot on the flank.
Coutinho has his heart set on a move to the Nou Camp and that fact has not been lost within Liverpool's dressing room.
Coutinho, who was Liverpool's leading scorer with 14 goals in all competitions last season, signed a new five-year deal in January.
The move will boost Barca in their attempts to replace Neymar, after seeing a bid for Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele rejected on Thursday.
Klopp said the Reds were not "a selling club" when Barca's previous £72m offer was rejected in July.
Liverpool will have a "great chance" of winning the Premier League title this season if they sign Virgil van Dijk and hang on to Philippe Coutinho. He's not been in training since last Friday.
'I had to sell a lot of players in my managerial career, ' said Klopp, who said his own pursuit of players will run until August 31.
"Phil is not available for us and that for me is the bigger issue", Klopp said.